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Cautious but irreversible: Johnson sets out England's lockdown exit plan

Feb 22, 2021 - Nasdaq

By and Elizabeth Piper

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a phased plan on Monday to end England's COVID-19 lockdown, offering a "cautious" approach to try to prevent a return to wholesale restrictions that have hobbled the economy.

Johnson, under pressure to allow more freedoms to millions stuck at home and offer hope to shuttered businesses, said the first stage would prioritise schools returning on March 8 when only minimal socialising outdoors...