6/12, 3:20 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Johnson less optimistic about lockdown easing

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged on Saturday that he feels less optimistic about further relaxing of lockdown measures in England on June 21.

The Delta coronavirus strain, previously known as the Indian variant, is "a matter of serious, serious concern," he told Sky News in an interview. The government wants to "make sure that the roadmap [out of lockdown] is irreversible - but you can't have an irreversible roadmap unless you're prepared to be cautious," he pointed out.

On a more positive note, Johnson also revealed that the British scientists agree that there is no "case for going into reverse" when it comes to pandemic-caused restrictions.

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