UK coronavirus toll nears Italy’s, PM says nation ‘past the peak’

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  • The United Kingdom is past its coronavirus pandemic peak, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
    In his first government briefing since recovering from COVID-19, he promised to lay out plans to ease lockdown rules next week.
    The UK death toll, Europe’s second-highest, is heading towards 27,000.
    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London, UK.

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