The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed today that on April 12 stores that sell non-essential products in England will reopen, after the good data on the control of the coronavirus.
At a press conference at the official Downing Street residence, Johnson He said that the effort of the British population to comply with the restrictive measures has allowed the implementation of this second phase of the roadmap.
From April 12 they will also be able to reopen hairdressers, gyms, beauty salons or bars in England, while the other British regions maintain similar measures.
Johnson said he will go to a “pub” on April 12 for a beer, although this is only allowed outdoors.
The first phase of the roadmap began on March 29, when the restriction on not leaving home, except for essential matters, was lifted.
The British prime minister added that the country has assisted with vaccinations in its dependent territories and claimed that Gibraltar has administered the first dose of the vaccine to its entire population.
The good data on the pandemic allow the Executive not to deviate from the roadmap that has been set, which includes the foreseeable resumption of international travel on May 17.
However, Johnson admitted that the level of protection of vaccines is not yet known if there is an increase in infections.
Regarding the resumption of travel, Johnson said that he “hopes” that this can begin on May 17, although he acknowledged that it is necessary to be “realistic” about the situation in other countries because it is necessary to avoid the entry of variants into the United Kingdom.
According to the latest official data, another 26 people died in the last 24 hours and 2,762 infections were registered, while more than 31 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
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