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‘Roadmap’ could be delayed, says Sage member

Sage is meeting to discuss the spread of India’s Covid variant today, which is now dominant in four local authorities in England. Downing Street is trying to play down the possibility of a delay to the Government’s exit from lockdown and insisted its schedule was still on track. It is understood that while further easing of restrictions are due to take place on May 17, concerns over the rapidly spreading Indian variant could mean ‘a delay is possible’ to the final step of the roadmap on June 21, a member of Sage told the i NewspaperMail

GPs are told to screen patients online or by telephone and discourage face-to-face appointments in latest NHS guidance – Mail

Former Tory chair faces conflict of interest claims over PPE contract – Financial Times

Covid public inquiry must examine lockdown’s social and economic impacts, insist Tory MPs – Telegraph

New Online Safety Bill risks stifling the press, restricting free speech and introducing ‘state-backed censorship on a scale never seen in the UK’, campaigners warn – Mail

COMMENT

Joy’s needless death should be a cautionary tale for GPs still hiding from patients – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

Labour has no hope of winning power alone – David Aaronovitch, Times

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