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Prime Minister calls for ‘heavy dose of caution’ as hugs, indoor pints and overseas vacations return to England | Political news

People across England can once again enjoy cuddles with loved ones, indoor pints and vacations abroad – but Boris Johnson called for a “heavy dose of caution” due to the threat of the Indian variant of COVID-19.

As the country moves to the third stage of the Prime MinisterWith the roadmap of lifting lockdown restrictions today, friends and family will have more freedom to come together.

This includes the ability to meet outdoors in groups of no more than 30 people and to meet indoors in groups of six or two households.

Pubs and restaurants are also again able to serve customers indoors, while cinemas can reopen, fans can return to sports stadiums and the the ban on holidays abroad is lifted with those authorized to travel to a limited number of countries on the “green” list.

In addition, the government is now allowing people to choose whether or not to socialize with family and friends when they meet – although ministers have urged people to think carefully about the risks of kissing.

The Prime Minister continued the latest lift of lockdown restrictions despite growing concerns over the possible impact of the so-called Indian variant.

Earlier, Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned he could “Spread like a fire” among those who did not have COVID blows.

And Mr Johnson has admitted that the variant’s presence in parts of the country could further delay England’s move to the fourth and final leg of its roadmap – slated for June 21.

This would see all legal limits on social contacts removed, provided testing on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variations continue to be encountered.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 15:42:00