United Kingdom (UK) partially opened establishments on Monday, easing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the easing of restrictions was “a major step forward in our roadmap to freedom.”
“I’m sure it will be a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for so long, and for everyone else it’s a chance to get back to doing some of the things we love and have missed,” he added.
As the restrictions ease, pubs and restaurants can now serve drinkers and diners outside, also able to reopen were barbers and hairdressers; indoor gyms, swimming pools, libraries, and zoos have also been allowed to open their doors.
Mosques were meanwhile preparing for the start of Ramadan this week, a year after the Muslim holy month was observed without traditional community gatherings.
Outdoor activities were still encouraged to prevent the spread of the virus instead of indoors.
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