England takes major step out of COVID lockdown; PM urges caution

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    Movement curbs against the coronavirus are now lifting in England after months of a strict lockdown brought on by a more infectious strain of COVID-19 identified in Kent county late last year.

    Hairdressers, pub gardens and shops are now open as 60 percent of all adults have received their vaccinations.

    But Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging people to behave responsibly.

    Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Brighton, UK.

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