Coronavirus news UK – Boris Johnson urged to rethink July 19 as Delta variant brings 32,551 new Covid cases & 35 deaths

BORIS Johnson has been urged to rethink July 19 lockdown lift by scores of global health experts as Delta variant cases rise in the UK.

More than 100 scientists said it would be “dangerous and premature” to lift Covid restrictions in England this month and urged the PM to pause until more people are jabbed.

Writing in the Lancet, the global health experts warned that removing restrictions will result in millions of infections and risk an entire generation suffering decades of chronic health issues and disability from long Covid.

Meanwhile, Covid deaths increased by 35 on Thursday – the third time this week the figure has been higher than 30 – with a further 32,551 new cases taking the UK’s infection total past 5million.

It comes as children and fully vaccinated adults will not need to quarantine on their return to England from amber list countries from July 19.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps detailed his plans to MPs today to free up foreign holidays as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

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