British Prime Minister Johnson plans to postpone lifting of blockade on June 21

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to delay lifting the lockdown until July 19, which was originally scheduled for June 21, to July 19 amid a surge in cases of the Delta coronavirus variant, The Sun reported on Friday.

According to the news outlet, the UK will have a two-week review and could lift the restrictions on July 5 if hospitalizations remain low.

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The pair GBP/USD it was down modestly after this headline and was last seen shedding 0.53% on the day at 1.4058.

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