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The Prime Minister will announce the additional rest of lockdown restrictions at a 5pm Downing Street press convention on Monday. Stage three will come into impact on May 17, permitting up to six individuals or two households to meet indoors, in addition to the return of indoor service at eating places, pubs and cafes. At the identical time, holidaymakers will probably be in a position to journey overseas once more for his or her lengthy awaited summer season breaks.

Mr Johnson mentioned on Sunday: “The information displays what we already knew – we aren’t going to let this virus beat us.

“The roadmap stays on monitor, our profitable vaccination programme continues – greater than two-thirds of adults within the UK have now had the primary vaccine.

“We can now look ahead to unlocking cautiously however irreversibly.

“It’s as a result of of the British public’s unwavering dedication that we’re saving lives, defending the NHS and controlling the virus.”

 

Michael Gove, the Cabinet Secretary, mentioned the Government was eager to see households hugging once more.

He advised the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday: “As we transfer into stage three of our roadmap it will likely be the case that we are going to see individuals succesful of assembly indoors.

“And with out prejudice to a broader assessment of social distancing, additionally it is the case that pleasant contact, intimate contact, between family and friends is one thing we wish to see restored.”

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She added that there was additionally rising proof of neighborhood transmission in London of the Indian variant, the place circumstances are thought to be doubling each week.

“Now that’s clearly regarding, as a result of we don’t but know what results it’s seemingly to have on our vaccine programme,” she mentioned.