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Fears food will run out due to mass isolation this summer


There are fears that stores are starting to run out of food as the NHS app is asking so many people to self-isolate.

In the most recent week, there have been well over 500,000 alerts from the app notifying people that they have been in contact with someone with Covid-19.

There are fears that millions of people will be sentenced to self-isolation over the summer as lockdown restrictions relax – but isolation rules remain in place until mid-August.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the number of new Covid-19 cases could reach 100,000 per day after the lockdown is lifted.

Experts fear it could mean 2 million new cases over the summer – and 10 million people are being told to self-isolate for 10 days.

Tim Morris, managing director of the UK Major Ports Group, told the Telegraph: “If the current trajectory of absences continues without the government taking any action, there must be a risk of disruption to important supply chains, including the food. ”

The Telegraph says meat producers are reporting one in 10 of the workforce is now isolating themselves.

Isolation has also seen everything from trains to garbage collection canceled.

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