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#706 Covid climb

This week on The Bugcast: Alex turns 9, Covid cases go up, and the UK Government uses WhatsApp for security, plus 8 tracks of amazing Creative Commons music.

#706 Covid climb

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking


Alex is 9!
BBC News: Covid: UK – free tests no longer available and cases climb by 1 million in 1 week
BBC News: Boris Johnson gets summaries of sensitive government data via WhatsApp

Clocks to forward this weekend in the UK and parts of Europe!


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  • The next show will be episode 707, which will be recorded live on Friday 1 April 2022 at 21:30-ish UK time (BST/UTC+1).
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