Friday, 14 May 2021

Johnson: Indian Covid variant could jeopardise June reopening

Guardian News shows that the Indian Covid variant could pose a threat to England's roadmap out of lockdown, Boris Johnson warned, as he announced second vaccine doses for the over-50s would be accelerated to combat its spread. 'The race between our vaccination programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter,' the prime minister said. While he insisted the planned easing of restrictions on 17 May would go ahead as planned, Johnson said, 'This new variant could pose a serious disruption to our progress.'

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