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‘No plans’ to end lockdown restrictions earlier than 21 June, No10 says

The authorities has “no plans” to convey ahead the earliest date for the end of lockdown from 21 June, regardless of “hugely encouraging” information on Covid transmission, Downing Street has stated.

Boris Johnson is coming beneath strain to convey ahead the end-date for remaining restrictions following the publication of information displaying the affect of coronavirus falling to the degrees of final summer season within the UK.

The most up-to-date each day figures, launched on Monday, confirmed only one demise from Covid-19 and 1,649 constructive assessments. The newest hospitalisation figures present 160 sufferers admitted on 27 April and 994 over the earlier week throughout the entire nation.

There has been little signal of the spike in circumstances  after every easing in restrictions predicted by the prime minister’s Sage scientific advisory group when he first set out his roadmap to normality in February.

An announcement is anticipated subsequent Monday that the following step will go forward on 17 May, with pubs and eating places allowed to serve indoors and cinemas and motels reopening. 

But at the least seven weeks stay earlier than the ultimate elimination of restrictions, permitting nightclubs to open and ending limits on the dimensions of weddings, no earlier than 21 June, with ministers hinting that mask-wearing and social distancing could proceed past that time.

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