UK PRIME MINISTER DELAYS LIFTING RESTRICTIONS

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a four-week delay to the lifting of all restrictions in England beyond June 21.

The new date for lifting the restrictions has now been set at July 19, and the Prime Minster says he is ‘confident’ the delay will not need to be longer than four weeks

Mr Johnson says the delay is designed to allow more people to be vaccinated and have second doses amid rising cases of the Delta variant

Capacity limits for sports, pubs and cinemas will remain, and nightclubs will remain closed.