UK's Johnson optimistic about full reopening in June

Johnson unveiled a map out of lockdown for England on Monday (February 22) that would keep some businesses shuttered until the summer, saying caution was necessary to ensure there were no reversals on a "one-way road to freedom."

With almost 130,000 fatalities, Britain has suffered the world's fifth-highest official death toll from the pandemic and its economy has seen its biggest crash in more than 300 years.

But in two months it has already managed to provide an initial vaccine dose to more than a quarter of the population, making it a test case for governments worldwide hoping to return life to normal.