Boris Johnson says England lockdown easing will be done in ‘stages’ and in ‘cautious’ way

April Roach
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<p>Prime Minister Boris Johnson hold a vial of Covid-19 vaccine during a visit to the vaccination centre at Derby Arena velodrome last week</p> (PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hold a vial of Covid-19 vaccine during a visit to the vaccination centre at Derby Arena velodrome last week

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Boris Johnson has confirmed that the easing of England’s coronavirus restrictions will be done in “stages” with a “cautious and prudent approach”.

The Prime Minister is due to set out his road map out of the nation-wide lockdown next week.

Speaking at a mass vaccination centre in Cwmbran, south Wales on Wednesday, Mr Johnson said: “I certainly think that we need to go in stages. We need to go cautiously.

“You have to remember from last year that we opened up hospitality fully as one of the last things that we did because there is obviously an extra risk of transmission from hospitality.”

He added: “I know there’s a lot of understandable speculation in the papers and people coming up with theories about what we’re going to do, what we’re going to say, and about the rates of infection, and so on.

“I would just advise everybody just wait, we’ll try and say as much as we can on that.”

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