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Matter of serious concern: PM hints he will delay June 21 unlocking
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Matter of serious concern: PM hints he will delay June 21 unlocking

Boris Johnson has admitted he is less optimistic about the easing of lockdown restrictions than he was last month and offered a strong hint he will delay the 21 June reopening. The prime minister, speaking to Sky News at the G7 summit in Cornwall, said he was prepared to be "cautious" over the fourth and final stage in his roadmap for lifting COVID measures. Although Mr Johnson previously hoped to remove all remaining legal restrictions on social contact on 21 June, it has been suggested he could now delay step four of his roadmap by as much as a month. The prime minister said it was "clear" the Delta variant of COVID, first discovered in India, was "more transmissible" with coronavirus cases and the number of people in hospital increasing in the UK. Now we don't know to what extent ...