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UK to Repeal Emergency Powers Allowing Government to Shut Down Country

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Emergency CCP virus powers allowing the UK government to shut down swathes of England’s economy are set to be repealed, the government said on Sunday. It comes as the controversial plan to introduce domestic vaccine passports in England was dropped on the same day. In a statement published on Sunday, the government said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to repeal some of the emergency powers in England from the Coronavirus Act 2020 next week. The powers that are “no longer necessary” include powers to close down sectors of the economy, apply restrictions on events and gatherings, disrupt education and childcare, extend time limits for urgent warrants, or detain infectious people. Some of the powers are expected to remain, including the powers to give sick pay to those who are isolating from day one rather than day seven; to direct schools to remain open if they close against government guidance; to help the NHS to …

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