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Covid unlocking on 19 July must come with a warning, says Johnson

Ministers are told easing of restrictions could be accompanied by 2m new cases in coming weeks * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has said caution is “absolutely vital” before the abandonment of virtually all formal Covid restrictions as ministers toughen their language amid expectations of soaring infection rates. The Guardian understands that ministers have been told to brace for at least one to two million new cases of coronavirus in the coming weeks, though the vaccination programme means far smaller proportions of those infected will be hospitalised and die than in previous waves. Continue reading...

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