Boris Johnson set to delay lockdown easing by four weeks

Boris Johnson is expected to announce a four-week delay in lifting final lockdown restrictions in England. England was due to move to Stage Four of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on June 21st, but this is likely to be postponed until July 19th. If lockdown is extended, venues such as nightclubs will have to remain closed.Scientists have called for the lifting of restrictions to be delayed due to rising cases of the Delta variant and to allow more people to be vaccinated. The Prime Minister is expected to confirm the decision at a Downing Street press conference later today. .

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