LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris John Onson has urged people to “act responsibly” as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant courtyards and beer gardens reopened after months of blockade.
Monday eased restrictions in Britain that had been in place since early January to curb a wave of coronavirus infections over a new, more contagious new species first discovered in the south-east of the country.
Long lines lined up in front of some shops, including the Nike Town branch on Oxford Street in London, pubs and open-air restaurants, and a barrage of bookings were reported.
Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said the companies that had been forced to close for months were “excited and desperate” to meet customers.
Amy Smith, a client at a hairdressing salon in Birmingham, said she was excited about the final refinement.
“It’s great to be here, I’ve been going this strange little node for a few months now,” he said. “I’m going to have a beer garden experience later, so it will be good.”
Many were planning open-air meals and drinks, despite the unreasonably cold weather that brought snow to some parts of London and many other areas.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are following clear but broadly similar programs to facilitate blocking.
Britain had the worst outbreak of the European coronavirus, 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.
The situation in Britain is at odds with many of its neighbors, including France, where new sanctions have been imposed to fight growing infections and deaths.
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In England, drinking and dining are not allowed, from the beginning until May 17, and theaters, cinemas, nightclubs, many other places remain closed, and internal communication is strictly restricted, and foreign vacations continue to be banned.
The Prime Minister promised to visit a tavern to celebrate the occasion with a single kitok, but postponed the holiday drink on Friday, after the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 99.
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