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Social distancing, mask-wearing and working from home all likely to remain past June 21

Most government restrictions could remain in place after June 21 under plans being considered to revise the roadmap out of lockdown, i understands. According to senior government advisers, the current thinking in Downing Street is that these will have to continue past so-called ‘Freedom Day’ to avoid another full lockdown in the autumn.  It means the full lifting of lockdown restrictions are likely to be delayed for ‘a few weeks’ due to concerns over new variants of Covid and increased pressure on the NHS – i

G7 strikes historic agreement on taxing multinationals – Financial Times

Vaccines for children could start in August under plans being discussed by ministers – Sunday Telegraph

Failure to see GPs means 35,000 people not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s this year – Telegraph

‘Freedom Day’ to be ‘pushed back until July 5 so more over 50s can get second jabs’ – Mail on Sunday

Ofcom accused of stifling ‘criticism’ of government’s Covid response – Sunday Telegraph

Vaccine-sceptical pundit Beverley Turner is ‘blocked from ITV’s This Morning’ – Mail on Sunday

Julian Assange’s lawyer fiancee says the WikiLeaks founder is in mental turmoil in Belmarsh just days before a ruling on a new US bid to extradite him – Mail on Sunday


We are grossly underestimating the crisis facing Britain’s children – Janet Daley, Sunday Telegraph

What is the point of tourists’ checks and tests if migrants can just walk into Dover? – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

I’m horrified at how people have adapted to being locked down – Lionel Shriver, Telegraph

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