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Pandemic is not over: PM urges caution as he confirms 19 July unlocking
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Pandemic is not over: PM urges caution as he confirms 19 July unlocking

Boris Johnson has been accused of sending mixed messages after confirming the end of lockdown restrictions in England next Monday while urging people not to indulge in a great jubilee of freedom from any kind of caution and restraint. In an announcement which was far from the long-anticipated declaration of Freedom Day, Mr Johnson cautioned that life cannot simply go back to normal on 19 July, warning: This pandemic is not over. While legal requirements on the use of face-coverings and social distancing will be lifted, people will be expected to keep using them in enclosed public spaces, such as on buses and trains. And while the government is dropping instructions to work from home where possible, Mr Johnson said he did not expect a rush back to the office on Monday, calling for a gra...