Coronavirus: UK eases lockdown, to reopen thousands of shops 


British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned Monday, in opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Britain's departure from the European Union. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI



Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.


Johnson also set out a timetable for businesses as part of moves to ease the coronavirus lockdown.


He told a news conference that from June 1, outdoor markets and care showrooms could be reopened as soon as they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines.


All other non-essential retail could reopen from June 15 if the government’s tests are met.


“There are careful but deliberate steps on the road to rebuilding our country,’’ Johnson said.

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