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UK hoping for ‘freedom day’ economic bounce amid anxiety over delta variant

On July 19, most of the UK will remove pandemic restrictions. The economy is expected to temporarily benefit, as all businesses can operate normally again. But there are risks amid concerns over the delta variant.

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