UK coronavirus blog LIVE: Covid self-isolation period ‘to be reduced to seven days' amid calls for Dido Harding to quit over Test and Trace failures

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A senior Conservative MP has called for Tory peer Dido Harding, the boss of NHS Test and Trace, to be removed from her post.

Sir Bernard Jenkin, an ally of Boris Johnson and chairman of the parliamentary Liaison Committee, said the “immediate priority is to fill the vacuum of leadership in Test and Trace”, and suggested that Baroness Harding "could be given a well-earned break".

The intervention, in an article for the Telegraph, comes after the Prime Minister said he shared “people’s frustrations” with the beleaguered system, which posted another round of poor results on Thursday.

Elsewhere, the Sunday Times reports that the Government is planning to cut self-isolation and quarantine requirements from 14 days to as little as seven, after the majority of people refused to comply.

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