COVID cases have nearly doubled in a week – the Indian version raising further doubts on the Independence Day of June 21 amid a surge of infections.
In the latest data released by the government on Tuesday, 6,048 new cases were reported and 13 new deaths were recorded in the 24 hours since Monday.
The news comes as Boris Johnson has reportedly weighed in on whether to delay the lifting of all COVID restrictions in England on 21 June.
Rishi Sunak is understood to have said that he would accept a delay of up to four weeks until the end of the Covid road map, according to the Guardian.
Government ministers will continue to scrutinize cases and hospitalization figures during this week, the final decision of which will be announced by the prime minister on Monday.
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