Rise in Bolton Covid cases linked to holidaymaker who didn’t isolate

Council leader says pub crawl caused infections, as other local authorities criticise rollout of new rules

A holidaymaker who did not self-isolate after returning from a trip abroad was partly responsible for the “extreme spike” in coronavirus cases in Bolton, its council leader, has said.

Greenhalgh said the area’s high rate had been linked back to pubs in the town and a “cohort of people” who refused to follow the guidance.

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