UK health minister will address parliament over COVID on Monday

LONDON — Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock will make a statement to the lower house of parliament on COVID-19 at about 1930 GMT on Monday, the leader of the House of Commons said on Twitter.

That statement will come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a delay to a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions following concerns about the rapid rise of Delta variant infections. (Reporting by Sarah Young and Elizabeth Piper)

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