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Scientists are urging Boris Johnson to delay ending lockdown restrictions on June 21 as fears about a third wave of the coronavirus increase. There were 3,383 new Covid cases in the UK yesterday, the sixth day in a row case numbers have exceeded 3,000. Tennis player Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for missing a post-match press conference. The 23-year-old world No 2 said she skipped the event to protect her mental health. House prices in the UK have risen by 10.9% since last year, says Nationwide. In May 2020 the average property price was £218,902; now it is £242,832.