Scientists cautious as England set to end COVID curbs

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Scientists are warning the British government not to weaken the country's ability to monitor and track the coronavirus off to prime minister Boris Johnson plans to end the requirement the people in England to self isolate Johnson's living with coded plan treats the virus like other transmissible illnesses such as flu the legal requirement to self isolate for at least five days off to a positive test is expected to be replaced by simple gardens and must testing for the virus will be scaled back however some scientists say it's a risky move that could bring a surge in infections and weaken the country's defenses Andrew Pollack director of the Oxford vaccine group says it's essential to maintain surveillance for the virus an early warning system if you like which tells us about new variants emerging Charles river that's my London

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