UK Covid LIVE: No ‘conclusive’ evidence to deviate from roadmap, says Boris Johnson, as amber list confusion continues

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<p>A Covid testing centre in Shoreditch</p> (REUTERS)

A Covid testing centre in Shoreditch

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There is no "conclusive" evidence to deviate from the road map out of lockdown despite concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant, Boris Johnson said.

The Prime Minister has previously warned the rise in cases of the highly transmissible variant of concern could risk the next stage of England's road map out of lockdown, currently pencilled in for June 21, being delayed.

The Prime Minister said the "wall of defences" built up by the vaccination programme meant "I don't see anything conclusive at the moment to say that we need to deviate from the road map".

It comes as holidaymakers faced fresh confusion over whether they can travel to amber list countries on Tuesday as a cabinet minister suggested people can “visit friends”.

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