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Boris Johnson: Downing Street Covid briefing amid variant fears

By James Thomas

Last updated:

    Boris Johnson will host a coronavirus press conference from Downing Street at 5.30pm as the Indian Covid variant claims lives in the UK.
  • A spokesman for the Prime Minister said he will be joined by England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty.
  • • PM says England has seen more clusters of the variant, but there are some "unknown concerns", including how transmissible it is
  • • He adds there are no signs the vaccines are less effective against this variant
  • • The lockdown easing will go ahead next week, but June easing could be delayed