Coronavirus news update – London vaccine take-up falls behind UK average & covid ‘will kill Brits for rest of our lives’

BORIS Johnson has formally announced June 21’s lockdown lifting is going to be delayed.

Addressing the nation at a press conference this evening, the Prime Minister said Britain’s ‘Freedom Day’ would be delayed by four weeks to get “more vaccines into the arms of those who need them”.

As a result, Britain’s new date for lockdown lifting is July 19th, although a review will take place in two weeks time which could see things accelerated.

Sobering modelling predicted hospital admissions would soar to the peak of the first covid wave if Boris ploughed ahead with the roadmap on June 21

He said: “I think it is sensible to wait just a little longer… We will hold off until July 19.

“I am confident we won’t need more than four weeks – it’s unmistakable clear that the vaccines are working – but now is the time to ease off the accelerator,” he added.

“We have the chance to save many thousands of lives by vaccinating millions more people,” he went on to say.

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