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Coronavirus UK news – June 21 ‘Freedom Day’ may be DITCHED until late July as Indian variant cases surge but deaths low

JUNE 21’s unlocking has been plunged into fresh doubt amid fears Boris Johnson is considering a month-long delay to Freedom Day

The Government could now postpone the June 21 unlocking until the start of the school summer holidays in late July after scientists gave a “downbeat” outlook on the threat of the coronavirus Indian variant.

Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance reportedly showed ministers “fairly grim” data yesterday that vaccines are not 100% effective – and that the Indian variant is spreading fast in large parts of Britain.

A Cabinet source told The Times they were braced for restrictions to stay in place for “between two weeks and a month” longer.

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