Could new Covid variants delay the UK’s path out of lockdown? – BBC Newsnight

Could new Covid variants delay the UK’s path out of lockdown? – BBC Newsnight

The UK government will increase testing and vaccination in three English towns amid a surge of the Indian Covid variant. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

There are now 86 local authorities with five or more confirmed cases of the Indian Covid variant, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

“This isn’t just about Bolton and Blackburn,” he said, referring to the areas seeing a spike in cases.

It comes as millions of people can now enjoy new freedoms as lockdown is eased in England, Wales and most of Scotland.

But the government has warned its next review of social distancing rules may be delayed.

How might new Covid variants delay the UK’s easing of restrictions?

Newsnight’s Health Correspondent Deb Cohen reports.

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