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The Indian variant has put the June 21 reopening “on a knife edge”, Sage’s Susan Michie tells Sky. NHS leaders are worried that even a small surge in coronavirus hospitalisations will affect urgent non-Covid treatment. One proposal is to delay reopening by two or three weeks to allow those over 50 to develop protection from second jabs. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks likely to leave office after 12 years, with his opponents negotiating a “change government” to oust him. Netanyahu has decried it as “the fraud of the century”. China is raising its two-child limit to three. It reported its slowest population growth since the early 1960s this month.