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    We always knew the relaxation of those rules would carry a certain risk.

    That’s only been heightened by the surging Indian variant, cases of which have almost doubled in four days.

    Deaths from all variants of the virus remain mercifully low, with an average of around 10 a day in the past week.

    The concern is what happens if the Indian mutation becomes dominant nationwide, as it is in Bolton.

    There, most people in hospital are eligible to get vaccinated, but haven’t been jabbed – prompting a huge drive to increase uptake.

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