U.K. PM Keeps England's COVID Restrictions In Place

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U.K. PM Keeps England's COVID Restrictions In Place
England was set to reopen next week.
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The United Kingdom's prime minister is keeping England's pandemic restrictions in place until mid July after pressure from health experts.

England was set to reopen next week. 

Even with a relatively strong vaccination effort, prime minister Boris Johnson said it's "sensible to wait just a little longer" as Britain tries to beat back a COVID surge.

It's been driven by the Delta variant, which accounts for most new cases there. That variant is more contagious than the original virus.