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Premier League gets green light for June re-start

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League clubs received a boost to their hopes of completing the season on Monday as the government published a “roadmap” that could see the return of elite sport in England from June 1. As the 20 English top-flight clubs met for further talks on …

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UK govt sets out phased plan to ease virus lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government on Monday published what it said was a “cautious roadmap” to ease the seven-week coronavirus lockdown in England, notably recommending people wear facemasks in some public settings. But the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales have opted for a more cautious approach, …

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UK extends virus lockdown until at least June 1: PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s coronavirus lockdown will stay in place until at least June 1, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, as he unveiled cautious plans to lift restrictions imposed seven weeks ago. “This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week,” he said in a televised address …

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Johnson warns of ‘maximum caution’ as UK considers easing lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told senior ministers on Thursday the government would adopt “maximum caution” as it moves towards a relaxation of lockdown measures imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Johnson will address the nation on Sunday evening, his spokesman said, but warned against …

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UK could start easing virus lockdown next week: PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he could begin to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown next week, but warned he would do nothing that would risk a new surge of cases. He was speaking the day after Britain overtook Italy to become the worst-hit …

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Virus-hit British PM back to work with hope but no lockdown change

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday made his first public appearance since being hospitalised with coronavirus three weeks ago, saying Britain was beginning to “turn the tide” on the outbreak but rejecting growing calls to ease a nationwide lockdown. In a statement in Downing Street …

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