Coronavirus: UK eases lockdown, to reopen thousands of shops 

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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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