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UK covid LIVE: Coronavirus cases RISE by 90 percent in a week as Sunak says he’s willing to delay ending restrictions

LATEST figures released on Tuesday by the Government showed 6,048 new cases and 13 Coronavirus deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, compared to 3,165 cases last Tuesday.

The news comes whilst Boris is weighing up the option on whether to extend lockdown. The current road map gives Brits freedom come June 21 with nightclubs set to open and restrictions set to ease.

Rishi Sunak is understood to have said he would accept a delay of up to four weeks to the end of the Covid road map according to the Guardian.

Government ministers will continue to scrutinise data on cases and hospitalisations over the course of this week, with a final decision set to be announced by the prime minister on Monday. 

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