Ignore lockdown easing to curb Indian Covid variant, health experts urge

Leading specialists call on the public to avoid socialising indoors to prevent a third wave of the disease

People should ignore Monday’s easing of lockdown and avoid socialising indoors in pubs and restaurants to prevent the new Covid-19 variant first detected in India sparking a third wave of the disease, health experts say.

A former government chief scientific adviser, a leading public health specialist and the union representing Britain’s doctors are urging the public to stick to meeting outdoors to reduce the risk of catching or spreading the variant.

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