5/10, 6:25 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK PM confident lockdowns can be eased further

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) expressed on Monday optimism regarding the further easing of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country, stating he feels confident that the measures can be relaxed further, but warned that the easing has to be done "cautiously."

Answering questions at a press conference, Johnson confirmed that the coronavirus alert level has been lowered to level three, and described the decision as "a considerable step on the road to normality."

England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty stated that the coronavirus variant dubbed B.1.617.2, initially uncovered in India, is "slightly concerning."

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