COVID-19: 21 June lockdown lifting under threat as Delta variant rises

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    The government’s plans to lift restrictions on 21 June are under threat after the British Medical Association called for a delay.

    Cases of the Delta variant continue to rise as new data from Public Health England suggests it is 64% more transmissible than the variant first discovered in Kent.

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