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LIVE: Boris Johnson's Covid announcement as lifting of lockdown restrictions to be delayed

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LIVE: Boris Johnson's Covid announcement - lockdown set to be extended

By Marie-Claire Alfonso

Last updated:

    - Prime minister Boris Johnson will address the nation at 6pm tonight.
  • - Boris Johnson is expected to announce a four-week delay to the end of lockdown tonight.
  • - Infections are up by 49% in a week, with the Delta Covid variant making up the vast majority of new cases.