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Podcast: ‘Freedom day’ set to be delayed following a surge in cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus

The lifting of all remaining coronavirus restrictions is expected to be delayed following a rise in cases of the Delta variant.
At the time of recording today’s podcast, the Prime Minister was preparing to address the nation a week ahead of so-called ‘freedom day’.

June 21 was set out in the roadmap as the date when all social distancing could be removed – but there was always a warning that dates could change depending on the data at the time.
We hear from a bride-to-be who should have celebrated her first wedding anniversary by now, and a Conservative MP who things restrictions should be eased next week no matter what.
Also in today’s podcast, a Medway man has admitted lying about how he got scars on his face to avoid being labelled a violent person.
Daniel Black was attacked while trying to stop a young woman from being abused – he’s spoken about how it’s affected his life.
We’ve been to a luxury housing development in Medway that’s been left looking like a ghost town.
And Kent have made it three wins from three in the T20 Blast.