United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed on Monday that the government will further ease Covid-19 restrictions starting April 12, to move on to the next phase of the “roadmap to freedom.”
Johnson announced that the UK will allow the reopening of non-essential shops such as hairdressers, nail salons, gyms, as well as theme parks, zoos, and pubs starting next Monday.
“And on Monday the 12th I will be going to the pub myself and cautiously but irreversibly raising a pint of beer to my lips,” the Prime Minister said at a press briefing.
“We see nothing in the present data that makes us think that we will have to deviate from that roadmap,” he added.
The UK government expects to lift most of the restrictions by June 21 in a four-step roadmap, which is now entering its second phase.
The country reported an additional 2,404 cases on Tuesday bringing the nationwide total to 4, 379, 061 cases.