Double bite no longer needs to isolate as leaders urged to fight vaccine inequality – .

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Double bite no longer needs to isolate as leaders urged to fight vaccine inequality – .


DDouble-bitten people in England will no longer have to self-isolate if they are in close contact with a Covid-positive person from today.

Instead, people will be encouraged to take a PCR test, but it will not be mandatory. The new guidelines will apply to people who have received their final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before coming into contact with a positive case.

Those who have not received two doses of the vaccine will still need to isolate themselves for 10 days.
It comes as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged world leaders to call an emergency summit to tackle the ‘scandal’ over the lack of global coronavirus vaccines.
He called on Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and this year’s G20 chairman Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to take action ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in September as the death toll rises in Africa.
According to Brown, Africa, which has only fully vaccinated 1.9% of its population, has been forced to export millions of vital Covid vaccines to Europe, which has fully vaccinated over 50%.

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“Countries must end unfair arrangements that prevent the flow of enough vaccines to low-income countries,” said Brown.
“And those with excess supplies need to end their grip on available vaccines and not only distribute them in Africa and other low-income countries, but also help with financial and logistical support. ”
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He called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and this year’s G20 chairman Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to take action ahead of the September UN General Assembly amid the death toll is increasing in Africa.
The continent, which has only fully vaccinated 1.9% of its population, has been forced to export millions of vital Covid vaccines to Europe which has fully vaccinated more than 50%, according to Mr Brown.
He said it was “shocking, unfair and bordering on neo-colonial” as Africa faces its deadliest outbreak of infections.
The delay in African vaccinations means 90% of African countries will miss their September target of vaccinating 10% of their citizens, Mr Brown said.
The summit is to address vaccine exports and the underfunding of the Covax international facility designed to send two billion vaccines to poor countries this year, he urged.

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/ Wire PA

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