Boris Johnson outlines plan to reopen economy


Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in Downing Street as he returns to work following his recovery from Covid-19 on April 27, 2020 in London, England.

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The U.K. government has taken its first tentative steps to ease some strict coronavirus lockdown measures and slowly begin to reopen society and the economy.

From Monday, citizens who cannot work from home are being “actively encouraged” to go back to work, but avoid using public transport if possible. People will also be allowed to take unlimited amounts of exercise from Wednesday.

In a televised addressed Sunday evening, Prime

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British PM Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests over ‘persistent’ coronavirus symptoms


Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, speaks during a daily coronavirus briefing inside number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests 10 days after contracting the coronavirus.

A Downing Street spokesperson said it’s a “precautionary step” since the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of the virus.

“The Prime Minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives,” the

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