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UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

May 31, 2020 - Nasdaq

B y Elizabeth Piper LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday defended the government's careful loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking" at this time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire from some scientists for easing a lockdown put in place 10 weeks ago, with several saying it was a premature and risky move in the absence of a fully functioning system to track new outbreaks. Britain has one of the wo...