Analysis: what’s new in PM Johnson ‘new deal’ virus recovery plan?

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    FRANCE 24 correspondent Benedicte Paviot says the plan has met with tepid response from industry leaders and the opposition, who say the plan does not allocate new money, and reheats previous promises. England is preparing to ease lockdown measures from July 4, even as Leicester in the country’s East Midlands reimposed a lockdown to quell a renewed viral surge.

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    In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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