BREAKING: Indian variant ‘highly transmissible’

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    As planned, Boris Johnson laid out all the steps that will be taken in England next Monday as part of the easing of lockdown.

    The Prime Minister described it as a “very considerable step in the resuming of normality”.

    But Professor Whitty urged people to be cautious, and admitted that cases of one of the Indian variants of concern have doubled in the past week or so and warned that “things can come out of a blue sky”.

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