COVID-19: Call to delay June 21 by MONTH as Indian variant hotspots 'volcanoes set to explode'.

Coronavirus latest: SCIENTISTS are pleading for a delay of the June 21 unlocking as Covid variant hotspots are like "volcanoes" set to explode.

Government scientific advisers have repeated calls to wait a month to end all restrictions amid spread of the Indian strain.

Dr Lisa Spencer, honorary secretary of the British Thoracic Society, told the BBC: “There are a few hotspots around the UK. These are areas where the variant first identified in India seem to be causing a majority of the infections, spreading quickly.

"These areas of the country represent mini-Covid volcanoes, that's the problem.

"If we don't handle these volcanoes carefully they could explode and send a massive gas plume across much more of the UK."

Dr Spencer, a respiratory doctor and lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said "we are trying to control those volcanoes and stop them overheating".

But she warned: "Although we are coping now in the NHS, if you let those areas overheat we could still end up with a serious problems in the NHS.”

It came as Government adviser Professor Ravi Gupta warned coronavirus’s ability to adapt in the face of vaccines has still left the UK in a vulnerable position.

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