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Pubs and hairdressers to reopen as UK makes it easier to block viruses

LONDON (AP) – Millions of people in Britain on Monday will be given their first chance during months of haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals as the government takes the next step on its roadmap to breaking the lock.

Since the beginning of January, there have been nationwide restrictions in England: Similar rules in other parts of the UK to suppress a wave of coronavirus infections that swept across the country late last year in connection with a newer version that was first discovered in the south-east of England. ,

Britain has the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe, with more than 127,000 confirmed deaths.

Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have all been blocked by the mass vaccination program, which has given at least one dose to more than 60% of the adult population.

Prime Minister Boris John Onson և Epidemiologists urge caution, saying many people remain unvaccinated աց Relaxing social distance rules or allowing summer vacations this summer could spark a new wave of infections.

“The situation in the UK is stabilizing, but people need to remember that this is not the case elsewhere,” said Peter Horby, who chairs the government’s emerging respiratory threat advisory group. “The epidemic is still raging around the world.

“And many European countries are still seeing the number of cases or having to lift the blockades. “So it’s very difficult to predict what will happen in the next few months,” he told Times Radio.

On Monday, non-stop shops will be allowed to reopen with parallel hairdressing salons, gyms, pubs and restaurants.

The Prime Minister promised to visit a tavern to celebrate the occasion with one gallon, but postponed the holiday drink after the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday.

Closed drinks and meals will not be allowed until May 17 at the earliest, and theaters, cinemas, nightclubs and many other places remain closed, while closed social interactions are severely restricted and foreign vacations continue to be banned.

The easing is good news for the retail and hospitality business, which has been blocked several times over the past year. But it is far from usual from business; According to the British Beer Bar Association, only 40% of English pubs have open-air service.

The rules apply in England. Other parts of the United Kingdom, such as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are pursuing their own, similar plans.

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