Authorities have said the prevalence of the delta variant is responsible for the sharp rise in cases in England. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a difficult decision on whether to reopen the country on June 21. That’s the day Johnson’s government said people could look forward to a lifting of all limits on social contacts.
The UK started easing lockdown restrictions in mid-April. But a coronavirus variant known as “Delta” has put further reopening in doubt, as cases of the mutation rise. Delta was first identified in India. It is now the dominant strain among the average 5,000 daily cases being reported in Britain.
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