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7/24, 11:33 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Khan urges Johnson to relax self-isolation rule

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on Saturday on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to overturn the rule that forces even people vaccinated against COVID-19 to self-isolate if they come in contact with an infected person.

"The summer months are crucial for many businesses' recovery, and their ability to recover must not be put in jeopardy," Khan said. "We are therefore calling on you to ensure that the necessary testing is in place to enable people who have been double vaccinated [...] to immediately return to work, following a negative PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test, rather than having to self-isolate."

Khan's comments come after a preliminary report showed the British private sector's activity was at its four-month low in July.

Breaking the News / JR