Boris Johnson says too soon to say when lockdown can be eased in England – BBC News

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    The Prime Minister has said it’s too early to say when restrictions in England can start to be lifted.

    Some scientists have suggested that pubs and restaurants should stay closed until May. They say that reopening the hospitality sector too soon could lead to another wave and unsustainable pressure on the NHS.

    Meanwhile England’s education secretary Gavin Williamson said he hopes schools in England can fully reopen before Easter.

    The roll out of the vaccination programme continues.

    Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by medical editor Fergus Walsh and political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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    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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