Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that the UK COVID-19’s social distancing rule required it to be at least one meter away by the end of next month.
Johnson’s government has created a roadmap to end lockdown restrictions in phases as widespread vaccination helps suppress infections.
June 21 has been set as a date when social disturbances may end.
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When asked about that possibility during a campaign trip in northern England, Johnson said: “I think we’ve got a good chance, a good chance, able to dispense with one-meter plus. “
The one-meter plus rule means that people must stay at least that distance to prevent the spread of infection and take other mitigation measures. It has been heavily criticized by the hospitality industry.
The next phase of the government’s unlocking plans is May 17, when the ban on foreign travel is expected to be easier, but not lifted.
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Johnson struck a cautious tone ahead of that time frame.
“We want to inaugurate something on 17 May, but I do not think that the people of this country want to see the flow of disease from elsewhere. I certainly do not. We must be very, very strict, and we are as cautious as we can be.
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During the election campaign, Johnson faced questions that paid for the renovation of his apartment and childcare for his young son.
While campaigning for the parliamentary seat and local government elections before the election, he refused to respond to the allegations of the opposition Labor Party.
“This kind of stuff is not relevant at all,” he said.
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