British PM to hold news briefing at 5pm.
Public Health England revealed 4 people have died with the Indian Covid-19 variant, in the UK.
There are reports UK government scientists want to extend the vaccine rollout - to all adults - in areas struggling with the mutation.
The British Prime Minister is to hold a Downing Street news conference at 5pm, and is expected to discuss efforts to tackle its spread.
Watch today's coronavirus press conference live on our channels at 5pm. pic.twitter.com/4HQMHYT7Bt— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) May 14, 2021
The UK's Vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, says the easing of lockdown on Monday is still on course:
In Northern Ireland this afternoon, 96 new cases of Covid-19 were notified, with no additional deaths reported.
39 patients are in hospital with the virus, in the North - just 3 in intensive care.
Over 1.5 million vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland.