Coronavirus UK latest – Boris Johnson says lifting of restrictions on May 17 but June 21 date won’t be brought forward

BORIS Johnson has confirmed the Covid restrictions will be eased further on May 17.

The Prime Minister finally announced Brits can hug family and friends from next week, after months of social distancing.

The Prime Minister set out the rules on hugging loved ones and attending wedding and funerals yesterday.

He told the nation to use their “personal judgement” and “common sense” when hugging pals and family members after May 17.

Johnson appeared to rule out bringing forward the end of Covid-19 restrictions in England, saying that the success of the roadmap out of England’s Covid-19 lockdown depended on leaving space stages.

Asked if he might bring forward a June 21 date for the final stage of his roadmap out of lockdown, Johnson said: “I think it’s very important that we should proceed cautiously.”

“The secret of the success that we’ve had so far I think it’s been that we have been guided by the data and we’ve given time to see the effect of each successive stage on the roadmap.”

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