UK reaching 'critical' stage in Covid pandemic leads Thursday's papers

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Thursday's front pages are dominated by reports the UK's Covid pandemic crisis has reached a "critical" stage.

It comes as bleak new data suggests infection rates in England are heading in the wrong direction, with few signs of changing.

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