The Guardian - Sunak open to 4-week lockdown lift delay

The Guardian - Sunak open to 4-week lockdown lift delay

The Guardian – Sunak open to 4-week lockdown lift delay

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The front splash of the Guardian reports Chancellor Rishi Sunak is willing to accept a delay of up to 4 weeks – but ministers will continue to scrutinise data on cases and hospitalisations in the coming days. Sunak is more concerned that the reopening must be permanent when rules are lifted, the paper says. 

The front page features a picture of a baby boy named Artin who died in the English Channel as his family tried to reach the UK. 

The news Met police officer Wayne Couzens admitted to the rape and murder of Sarah Everard also features on the front splash. 

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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