Newspaper front pages for the 16th of July, 2021



The Guardian leads on the severe floods in western Germany and neighbouring Belgium. It says many areas of western Europe have been inundated with record rainfall.
The Daily Telegraph says neighbours are being forced to isolate because the NHS COVID app can “ping” people through walls, leading to what the paper calls a “pingdemic”.
The Financial Times says a London-based digital banking start-up, Revolut, has become the UK’s most valuable private tech company ever after raising $800m (£578m) in a funding round.
Metro says a fifth of the 26m people who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app have deleted it after more than 500,000 were told to isolate in a single week.
The Times says Boris Johnson is backing proposals for a new tax to pay for reforms to Britain’s social care system under plans that could be agreed within weeks.

The Daily Express says ministers are under pressure to accelerate plans for those who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to be exempt from self-isolation rules.
Rolls-Royce and Nissan are among the companies facing problems because hundreds of thousands of people are being “pinged” by the NHS COVID app, the Daily Mirror says.

The Guardian leads on the severe floods in western Germany and neighbouring Belgium. It says many areas of western Europe have been inundated with record rainfall.

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