COVID legal restrictions, including for face masks, will end - UK's Johnson

People ride an escalator in Leicester Square underground station, amid COVID-19 pandemic, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Legal restrictions related to COVID, including the mandatory wearing of face masks and limits on how many people can meet socially, will end in the final stage of lockdown easing in England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

"We will move away from legal restrictions and allow people to make their own informed decisions about how to manage the virus," Johnson said in a Downing Street news conference.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Writing by Paul Sandle; editing by William James)

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