Covid-19: England To Allow Groups Of 6 To Meet Outdoors

Millennium Post Delhi|May 30, 2020

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Covid-19: England To Allow Groups Of 6 To Meet Outdoors
UK PM says government will be monitoring how the new changes are working

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England from next Monday, provided strict social distancing guidelines are followed, as part of steps towards easing the country's Coronavirus lockdown.

The devolved administration of Scotland has begun easing its lockdown from Friday, which allows people from two households to meet outside so long as they keep at least two metres apart.

The changes come in over two months after the UK went into lockdown to control the spread of the deadly virus on March 23 and has resulted in a death toll of over 37,800.

Downing Street said the changes are part of a carefully-designed package to ease the burden of lockdown in a way that is expected to keep the R rate or rate of infection down.

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May 30, 2020