Boris Johnson admits he's less optimistic about June 21 unlocking in England | Covid-19

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Published on 12 Jun 2021, 16:31
Boris Johnson has admitted he is less optimistic than last month about the prospect of ending all coronavirus restrictions on June 21, in a strong hint that unlocking will be postponed. 

The Prime Minister said on Saturday that the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, first detected in India, is a matter of "serious, serious concern". 

"Now, we don't know exactly to what extent that is going to feed through into extra mortality, but clearly it's a matter of serious, serious concern."
Asked if he was less optimistic now than he was at the end of May, the Prime Minister added: "Yes, that's certainly fair.

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