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5 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: Delta variant causing small rise in hospital numbers as doubts over re-opening emerge

Correspondent

The government says it hasn’t decided whether to lift all of England’s coronavirus restrictions on June 21st,  amid reports that the move could be delayed by at least two weeks.

NHS chiefs say the number of people in hospital with the Delta variant of Covid is going up, but not yet by a very significant amount.

But one expert has warned that going ahead with a full reopening at this stage would be a “major risk”.

Paraic O’Brien reports.