LIVE: U.K. PM Boris Johnson to Announce Easing of Lockdown Restrictions From May 17

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    (May 10) Watch live as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference at Downing Street on Monday, where he’s expected to give further details on the U.K.’s next stage of lockdown easing that go ahead on May 17 in England as planned, as the Covid-19 infection rate reaches its lowest level since September.

    People will be allowed to stay overnight with friends or relations, and indoor hospitality will be reopened. The government said last week limited international travel will also resume then.

    “The data reflects what we already knew; we are not going to let this virus beat us,” Johnson said in a statement released by his office.

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