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6.58pm BST UK Hospitality’s chief executive Kate Nicholls said it was “vital” financial support was offered if step four of the road map on June 21 was disrupted by any surge of the Indian variant of coronavirus.She said: “The Prime Minister’s statement has introduced an element of doubt surrounding the dropping of restrictions on 21 June. 6.50pm BST Labour MP Nick Thomas-Symonds reacts to the PM’s press conference.The Prime Minister has said the reopening timetable could be at risk from the variant first discovered in India[email protected] has warned about the risk posed by imported variants for months yet Tory MPs voted against @UKLabour calls for a comprehensive quarantine system.
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Publish date : 2021-05-14 17:58:45
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