UK’s Prime Minister says he sees nothing to change lockdown easing plans


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he saw no reason to change plans to simplify lockdown rules. The next steps are to be taken in this direction next month.

If all goes according to plan, the list of events will be expanded as early as April 12, including barbershops and pubs.

On Monday, March 29, small changes will be introduced to allow groups of up to 6 people to gather outside.

Travel abroad will be restricted until May 17. Performance venues will also be open that day.

Also, Johnson said that “data, not dates,” will determine whether relief can go on schedule.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Friday that the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England is no longer declining and has stabilized at about 1 in 340 people.



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