Almost all corona restrictions in England lifted

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Image: AFP

Mask requirement and distance rules over, nightclubs are allowed to reopen: England is returning to everyday life as before the Corona crisis, according to Prime Minister Johnson’s wishes. The decision is very controversial.

In England, most corona restrictions were lifted on Monday despite the growing number of corona infections. According to government information, the mask requirement and distancing rules are no longer mandatory. In addition, discos are allowed to reopen, theaters and sports stadiums can occupy all seats. The recommendation to work from home is also repealed. Exceptions apply in London, where the mask requirement remains in place in local transport.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government justified the controversial openness measure by the country’s high vaccination rate. The easing is very controversial in the UK. Opposition accuses government of cruelty, scientists fear another great corona wave.

Prime Minister Johnson had urged citizens to exercise caution and responsibility as “Freedom Day” approaches on Sunday. The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is already spreading rapidly in Britain. The previous restrictions will initially remain in place in the independent provinces of Wales and Scotland in terms of health policy.

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