The Guardian leads with the news scientists are urging the government to speed up second doses of vaccines and to rethink the easing of lockdown on 21 June, as fears grow over a potential third wave.
Scientist demand rethink on 21 June end to lockdown
Scientists have urged the government to speed up second doses of COVID vaccines and delay a decision on easing lockdown restrictions on 21 June in an attempt to tackle rising cases, The Guardian reports.
Concerns at far-right activity in UK military
The paper’s front page also reports that 16 members of the UK’s armed forces have been referred to the UK’s terrorism prevention programme – with most cases being in concern of far-right activity.
Headlines from the Guardian Online.
Bank of England monitors UK housing boom as it weighs inflation risk
The Guardian says the Bank of England is carefully monitoring Britain’s booming housing market as it weighs up the possibility that a rapid recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a sustained period of inflation, one of its deputy governors has said.
School day to be extended in England, leaked ‘Covid catch-up’ plan suggests
The Guardian says the government is considering paying teachers to add an extra 30 minutes to the school day in England under leaked proposals to help pupils overcome a year of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Baby boy is first to receive £1.8m treatment for spinal muscular atrophy on NHS
The Guardian says a five-month-old baby has become the first patient in England treated with a potentially life-saving drug on the NHS that can prolong the lives of children with spinal muscular atrophy.
Just 7% of UK shop payments predicted to be in cash by 2024 – report
The Guardian says just 7% of in-store purchases in the UK could be made in cash by 2024, a report has forecast, after the coronavirus pandemic fuelled the switch to cards and mobile payments.
Peru has world’s worst per capita Covid toll after death data revised
The Guardian says Peru has almost tripled its official Covid-19 death toll to 180,764, after a government review, making it the country with the highest death rate per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
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