Regarding the next stages of the lockdowns in the UK, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson noted that they take decisions as fast as they can but noted that they have to weigh the data, as reported by Reuters.
“We are seeing an increase in cases of Indian variant.”
“We always expected to see an increase in cases after the latest unlocking.”
“Vaccines work against Indian variant, particularly with two doses.”
These comments don’t seem to be having a significant impact on market sentiment. As of writing, the UK’s FTSE 100 Index was down 0.17% on the day at 7,015.