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Coronavirus Daily: Daily briefings end as more measures eased




Prime Minister Boris Johnson took the last daily briefing yesterday easing more restrictions to help get the country back on its feet.

As well as reducing the two-metre social distancing rule, he confirmed businesses such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and campsites could reopen.

He said in a statement to Parliament earlier in the day: "Today we can say that our long national hibernation is beginning to come to an end, the bustle is starting to come back."

Boris Johnson has announced further measures to ease lockdown (PA Video) (37197228)
Boris Johnson has announced further measures to ease lockdown (PA Video) (37197228)

Some of the businesses that can reopen on July 4:

  • Pubs and restaurants (indoors and outdoors with things such as table-only service)
  • Hotels
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Campsites
  • Caravan parks
  • Hairdressers
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Museums
  • Galleries

Businesses that will still be shut:

  • Nightclubs and casinos
  • Indoor gyms and dance studios
  • Swimming pools and water parks
  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks
  • Indoor play areas including soft-play
  • Spas
  • Nail bars and beauty salons
  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Exhibition and conference centres

On top of this the briefings, which have been regular viewing since they began on March 16, would stop and these would only happen in the future when there was a significant announcement.

Yesterday's figures produced by Public Health England showed Norfolk had one new positive case, so its total so far went up to 2,243, with Suffolk having a total so far of 1,548 cases.

The UK's daily confirmed cases in the reporting period was 874, down from 958 the previous day, with the overall count of UK cases currently standing at 306,210 with 171 deaths confirmed for this reporting period.


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