Coronavirus lockdown: Time to ‘ease off the accelerator’ – PM

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the following stage of lockdown easing in England can be delayed till 19 July.

Talking at a press convention, he mentioned the four-week delay would give the NHS “additional time” to cope with the rising transmission of the Delta variant and vaccinate extra individuals.

The prime minister added that weddings and wakes with greater than 30 friends may nonetheless go forward, and pilot occasions equivalent to Euro 2020 could be allowed to happen.

There can be a evaluation after two weeks, he mentioned.

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