UK Covid LIVE: ‘Good chance’ social distancing will be dropped on June 21 says Boris as UK reports just one more death

Leah Sinclair
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Social distancing measures including the one-metre plus rule looks likely to be dropped on June 21, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled.

"I think we've got a good chance, a good chance, of being able to dispense with one-metre plus," Mr Johnson told reporters during a local election campaign visit to the north of England.

His comments come as the chief executive of Thomas Cook said some of the most popular tourism destinations in Europe will be open to UK holidaymakers by the end of June.

Alan French said: “We are expecting Portugal, Spain, Greece, Croatia and so forth to be open, it would be nice if Turkey was open.” He said there was “great progress” being made in terms of infection rates in the countries.