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Analysis: Colour-coded system shows it’s a long road to status blue

The government’s new Covid-19 warning system is aimed at allowing it to plan ahead more efficiently, but also makes clear we’re in this for the long haul

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

12th August, 2020
A nurse administers a Covid-19 test: the government‘s new colour-coded system aims to deal with the fact that the virus will be with us for some time to come

Politicians around the world are under pressure to “do something” from voters who are frustrated that there is no end in sight to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has revealed that his country has approved a Covid-19 vaccine for administration to the general population, although many are sceptical given it has been tested for just two months.

Here, Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, has unveiled a much less dramatic...

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