Britain: “Green” light for hugs from May 17


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The next step is to relax the pandemic United Kingdom will be done according to the plan on May 17, confirmed in interviews on Sunday the Minister despite the Prime Minister Michael Gove.

The relevant announcements will be made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday afternoon.

The next step is to open the interior of the restaurant and allow the gathering of six people who do not live together in a closed public or private space. The limit for outdoor gatherings is increased to 30 people.

The hotels will also be opened, the spectators will be allowed in sports events, in spectacles and concert halls with specific limits in terms of capacity, as well as the operation of the covered playgrounds.

From the 17th of the month, international leisure travel with destinations to the British will also be allowed to fall into three categories of a “traffic light” system. Arrivals in the UK will be required to undergo coronavirus diagnostic tests and in the case of most countries a ten-day isolation requirement at home.

Mr. Johnson is expected to say that as long as common sense is used and there are no exaggerations, hugs between relatives and close friends will be allowed from the same day.

Mr Gove said: “Thanks to the success of the UK vaccination program and the logic shown by people around the UK, we can gradually relax the measures.”

He added that “friendly contacts, close contacts, between friends and family are something we want to see restored.” Asked if this means that friends will be able to embrace from the other Monday, he answered “yes”.

On June 21, the government hopes to be able to lift “all legal restrictions on social contacts” of citizens, such as the limits on the number of people who can gather in open and closed spaces, but possibly also the distance.

More than one in three adults in the United Kingdom, or 17.7 million people, have already received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The first dose was given to 35.4 million people.

Two deaths from coronavirus and 1,770 cases were recorded on Sunday.

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