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Lockdown easing Delayed

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Until 19th July

Boris Johnson has announced a four-week delay in lifting lockdown restrictions in England to 19 July amid rising cases of the Delta variant.

The PM said the postponement of step four of the government's roadmap, which was due to take place on 21 June, will allow for more people to receive their second jab before further easing of restrictions takes place. The proposed extension will be reviewed to see if action can be taken two weeks' sooner on Monday 5 July. MPs will get to have their say on the delay in a Commons vote, the PM's spokesperson has said. The government believes the four-week delay could save thousands of lives.

The time between vaccine doses has also been shortened for people aged over 40 - from 12 weeks to eight weeks - with all in this age group to be offered a second dose by the week of 19 July. This will mean two-thirds of adults will have been offered both doses by that date. All over-18s will have been invited for their first jab by 19 July.

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