Threat of Indian variant looms over lockdown easing

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Threat of Indian variant looms over lockdown easing” – below is their description.

    Most people in the UK have been able to enjoy the biggest easing of lockdown restrictions so far.

    But some of the Government’s most senior scientific advisers are warning that with cases of the Indian variant doubling in the past week it might lead to a surge in new cases and hospitalisations.

    Our science correspondent Thomas Moore reports on the case for caution.

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    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

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