Martin Vander Weyer Martin Vander Weyer

Has Downing Street calculated the real cost of quarantine?

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Doing the math, as the Americans say, became this column’s theme after I abandoned another planned trip to France. Seven days in the Dordogne (where last week’s Covid infection rate was just 2.9 cases per 100,000) would have cost me 14 days lockup on return, so I spent the weekend doing arithmetic instead.

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