Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Thursday that the restrictive measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus would relax next Monday, while the UK added 1,800 more infections on the last day, with 270,000 cases just around the corner.
At a press conference, Johnson announced that some retail stores would reopen on Monday. Depending on how the situation develops on June 15th, up to six people can come together in rooms. Public and private outdoor areas, provided that those who live in different houses keep a distance of 2 meters.
“These changes mean that friends and families are starting to see their loved ones,” said the Prime Minister, stressing that this was “a long-awaited moment.” In any case, he warned the citizens that “they must remain vigilant and act responsibly”.
According to the latest balance released by the Ministry of Health, there were another 1,887 infections on the last day, for a total of 269,127, while another 377 deaths were recorded, increasing the death toll to 37,837. A total of almost 4 million tests were performed, more than 119,500 of them on the last day.