The Guardian leads with new data that suggests the Delta variant is more likely to cause serious illness, as the government tightens the border and travel rules.
No 10 tightens borders and travel rules as variants spark alarm
The Guardian says the new rules come as new data suggests the Delta variant, first identified in India and now dominant in the UK, is much more likely to cause serious illness. The variant also appears to be circulating more rapidly within schools but Public Health England stressed more data was needed, the paper adds.
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Second man and boy, 14, charged with murder of Dea-John Reid
The Guardian says Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged with the murder of Dea-John Reid, also 14, after he was stabbed to death in Birmingham on Monday.
Delta variant may increase risk of hospital admission, early data suggests
The Guardian says the coronavirus variant of concern first discovered in India, known as Delta, is more likely to lead to hospitalisations than the Alpha variant first detected in Kent, data suggests, raising further concerns about its spread across the UK.
UK urged to give 20% of its Covid vaccines to other countries
The Guardian says one of the UK’s leading scientists has called on the prime minister to donate 20% of the UK’s Covid vaccines to other countries in an effort to try to save lives and stem the spread of coronavirus variants.
Tory group demands rethink on catch up plan for English schools
The Guardian says furious Conservative MPs have privately demanded a rethink of the watered-down recovery plan for schools in England after the government’s education recovery chief resigned over the proposals.
Wales to allow outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people from Monday
The Guardian says Up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors and large outdoor activities can resume in Wales from Monday, the first minister, Mark Drakeford, has announced.
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