In the headlines
“HRH to WFH,” says The Sun, after Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen has Covid but will continue with light duties while her symptoms remain mild. The news provides a “somewhat unfortunate backdrop” for Boris Johnson’s announcement that all remaining Covid restrictions in England will be scrapped, says Politico. Mandatory self-isolation will be axed as soon as Thursday, and free lateral flow tests for under-80s will end in the coming weeks. After 704 days, Australia has opened its borders to vaccinated travellers. Passengers arriving at Sydney Airport were greeted by a DJ playing classic Australian songs and given free jars of Vegemite. A Finnish cross-country skier at the Winter Olympics suffered a frozen penis. Remi Lindholm, 24, said the pain when he thawed out his appendage after the –17C race was “unbearable”.