Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:
UK’s Johnson set to announce delay to end of restrictions
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday that the end of Covid-19 restrictions will be delayed following concern about the rapid rise of infections of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Johnson has refused to deny suggestions in the British media that the end of lockdown would be delayed by up to a month, saying in recent days there was “serious concern” about rising infections and hospitalisations. In recent weeks there has been a fast growth again in the number of new cases caused by the Delta variant, first discovered in India, which health officials believe to be 60% more transmissible than the previous dominant strain and scientists warn could trigger a third wave of infections.
Social distancing and sex in the Olympic village
Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to give away about 150,000 condoms at next month’s Games, but are telling…