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Boris Johnson drops NHS fee for migrant healthcare workers

Boris Johnson drops NHS fee for migrant healthcare workers

Author: Wardah Sempa | Thursday 21st May 2020

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Boris Johnson drops NHS fee for migrant healthcare workers in humiliating U-turn, as UK death toll rises above 36,000 people. Boris Johnson has ordered the removal of the NHS migrant surcharge from health and care workers a day after he told MPs that imposing the £624 fee on foreign-born NHS workers was “the right way forward”.

Downing Street has also confirmed the NHS smartphone app for tracking people who have been in contact with coronavirus patients will not be ready for 1 June, when the lockdown is due to be relaxed further in England. It comes as the UK death toll rises above 36,000.

Scotland will allegedly be allowed to meet friends and family from one other household, sunbathe in parks, and reopen some outdoor businesses in the first phase of a “careful relaxation” of the country’s lockdown.