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June 21 lockdown date could be delayed by two weeks under plan drawn in UK
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June 21 lockdown date could be delayed by two weeks under plan drawn in UK

Contingency plans are being drawn up to delay the easing of restrictions on June 21 by two weeks if hospitalisations rise. Officials are said to be working on back-up options if Boris Johnson decides to postpone the final stage of the lockdown roadmap. Plans to scrap remaining lockdown measures are on a knife-edge amid mounting concern from scientists over the spread of the Delta variant - formerly known as the Indian strain. Whitehall sources told the Daily Mail that fall-back proposals were being drawn up if the Prime Minister decides to slam on the brakes when he updates the public on June 14. Mr Johnson has insisted that there is "nothing in the data at the moment" to delay Step 4 of the roadmap - but his tone has been increasingly cautious in recent days. And Health Secretary Mat...