London: British PM Boris Johnson is likely to announce a four-week delay in removing lockdown restrictions from the country on Monday. Earlier, a date of 21st June was fixed for removal of these restrictions. The lockdown removal period may be postponed to July 19 amid concerns over the delta nature of corona virus in the country.
Experts have expressed apprehension that a large number of people may be infected with the virus and admitted to hospitals in the coming weeks. Britain had 7490 new corona virus cases and eight lives lost on Sunday. Last week, cases registered a growth of 49 percent over seven days before that.
Scientists and health officials have requested each other to delay the abolition of all distance rules to further expand the scope of vaccination. At the same time, the elderly can be given the second dose of the vaccine and the young population can be given the first dose. The Daily Telegraph has been informed by a senior government source, 'This is a direct race between viruses and vaccines.'