As it happened: Protesters chant "shame on you" as PM delays 'Freedom Day' by a month

14 June 2021, 15:35 | Updated: 14 June 2021, 22:50

By Emma Soteriou

Boris Johnson has used a Covid press briefing to confirm restrictions in England will not be lifted on 21 June.

The prime minister said there would be a four-week delay to lifting lockdown measures for what had previously been labelled 'Freedom Day'.

Read more: Govt to remain 'cautious and careful' in lifting lockdown restrictions, Raab tells LBC

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The announcement comes after a rise in cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus, which now accounts for over 90 per cent of all cases in the UK.

Speaking at the G7 summit, Mr Johnson said that "it's a matter of serious, serious concern".

Watch Boris Johnson's announcement in full at the top of the page.

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