Reopening England: Growing calls to protect livelihoods

The United Kingdom is slowly easing out of lockdown, but for some, it is not coming fast enough.
Businesses dependent on tourism are at risk if people stay away for the summer.
The challenge facing the government is protecting public health while also keeping people from falling into economic ruin.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from the UK.

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