Fraser Nelson: We really need an inquiry into how Sage forced Britain into lockdown PM to push ahead with reopening despite rise in Indian variant cases Edwin Poots named DUP leader - here's what you need to know Labour MP Wes Streeting reveals kidney cancer diagnosis Tom Harris: Nicola Sturgeon's comments on immigration will soon come back to bite her Coronavirus latest news: Portugal to now allow British holidaymakers in U-turn Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Boris Johnson has warned that "hard choices" may have to be made, including a possible "disruption" to the final stage in the roadmap, as a result of the Indian variant. The Prime Minister said cases were rising but there are some "important unknowns", including the fact that it is not known how transmissible this variant is. If it is "only marginally" more, the plan can continue as expected, but if it is considerably more "we will be facing some hard choices", he said. "We are serving notice that it may cause disruption to our attempts to continue down the roadmap... there is now the risk of disruption and delay." Initially, authorities are seeking to dampen down the spikes that have emerged, with the army being deployed on the streets of Blackburn and Bolton handing out tests to help the surge testing efforts. Remaining second doses for the over-50s will be accelerated so they come eight weeks after the first, instead of 12, Mr Johnson added. Follow the latest updates below.