Covid UK news – live: Boris Johnson sees off Tory lockdown rebellion as daily cases rise to 9,055

 (Alamy Live News.)
(Alamy Live News.)

Boris Johnson has seen off aTory rebellion as MPs voted on an extension of coronavirus restrictions in England until 19 July.

The House of Commons has approved a four-week delay to the end of lockdown measures, aimed at buying more time for the vaccine programme.

Earlier, Public Health England announced that 9,055 new Covid-19 cases had been logged in the past 24 hours, as the Delta variant continues to spread. Nine more people have died.

The number of people taken to hospital suffering serious virus effects jumped by 48 per cent in a week, Matt Hancock revealed.

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