UK Coronavirus live: Covid-19 Antivirals Taskforce launched as Boris Johnson warns of new wave

Leah Sinclair and Barney Davis
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Coronavirus paperwork could be digitally linked to travellers’ passports, in a bid to evade lengthy queues by the middle of summer.

According to the Times, officially are developing “top priority” plans to reestablish the automated e-passport gates at airports next month, which have previously helped to prevent backlogs at the border.

Under these plans, passengers would be able to scan their passport at an e-gate and the computer would automatically check their forms and save their details on a database that is used to police the UK’s quarantine policy.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a covid press conference this afternoon - in which he warned of a third wave and announced about a new task force to work on take-at-home drugs to combat Covid.