Coronavirus UK news – Boris Johnson hints June 21 total lockdown lift WILL go ahead as data shows ‘low hospital risk’

THE total lifting of lockdown measures WILL go ahead as planned on June 21, Boris Johnson suggested today.

After studying data on the current rate of coronavirus infections versus hospitalisations and deaths, the Prime Minister today declared he as yet hadn’t seen anything to justify delaying the plan.

Boris did stop short of saying June 21 would definitely happen, however, and insisted on waiting “a little bit longer” before making a firm decision.

“I can see nothing in the data at the moment that means we can’t go ahead with step four of the opening on 21 June,” he said.

Yet he stressed a need to be “cautious” due to “ambiguous” data on how successful the UK’s vaccine programme is in fighting a new infection surge.

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