We say Boris Johnson is squandering public goodwill (Image: Getty Images)

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Continuing his woeful record of wrong decisions, Boris Johnson is squandering public goodwill and compliance by extending the pingdemic until August 16.

Companies and public services are being damaged as staff are told to self-isolate.

And users are turning off the virus app or deleting it for good, making the case for bringing the deadline forward overwhelming.

We urge the Prime Minister to stop foolishly digging in his heels.

He must heed the call of Prof Christophe Fraser in today’s Daily Mirror to immediately replace the isolating instructions with regular testing for the double-jabbed.

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Fresh infections are down for a fifth straight day but pings alerting us we have been in close contact with somebody who has tested
positive remain vital in suppressing this virus.

When there are two ways to tackle a problem – the good way and a bad way – the Prime Minister’s almost unerring ability to make the wrong choice isn’t helping. Indeed it hinders, – often with fatal consequences.

Give us a break

The predicted staycation surge will be worth £8.5billion to the economy in a huge boost for holiday destinations.

Seaside resorts, towns and cities will benefit hugely from travellers staying nearer to home.

But if they want these visitors to come back, they must make them feel welcome.

Health concerns remain and we all have a grave responsibility to do our bit, but resentment and hostility to others is self-defeating.

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Jobs and businesses depend on tourists and areas wanting the pounds must either embrace visitors or kiss goodbye to wages and profits.

Because next summer it will almost certainly be easier to holiday abroad again.

Precious metal

Team GB getting early Olympic medals in Tokyo is good for national morale.

And it’s great for the country’s finances too when mounting Covid debts leave us needing all the gold, silver and bronze we can get.