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    • Johnson to set out lockdown phasing out

      Johnson to set out lockdown phasing out

      British PM Boris Johnson is set to table out later today plans for the final step in easing England's Covid-19 lockdown, including further guidance on social distancing, face coverings and working from home, news wires reported. As of 19 July most restrictions in England will be lifted with final decision due on 12 July.

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    • Sweden postpones restrictions easing

      Sweden postpones restrictions easing

      Sweden will postpone a tentative plan to ease some Covid-19 restrictions due to the ongoing high levels of new infections, the government said on Thursday cited by Reuters. The Nordic country is experiencing a severe third wave of the virus and the number of patients treated in intensive care is at the highest level since the spring of last year.

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    • Slovakia to further ease lockdown

      Slovakia to further ease lockdown

      As of next Monday Slovakia will further ease restrictions by allowing restaurant terraces and gyms to open, the government said cited by news agencies. The country managed to slow the Covid-19 spread in recent weeks amid tough restrictions after the latest pandemic wave hit it hard.

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    • German business decries gradual easing as disaster

      German business decries gradual easing as disaster

      German business groups expressed disappointment on Thursday after Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders agreed a gradual easing of coronavirus curbs but added an “emergency brake” to re-impose restrictions if case numbers get out of control, Reuters reported. “The results of the coronavirus summit are a disaster for the retail sector,” said Stefan Genth, chief executive of the HDE retail association.

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    • Britain postpones lockdown easing, reimposes restrictions

      Britain postpones lockdown easing, reimposes restrictions

      British PM Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he would postpone the next stage of lockdown easing for at least two weeks due to a pick-up in Covid-19 infection rates.  “On Saturday, 1 August, we had hoped to reopen in England a number of the higher-risk settings that had remained closed  Today I am afraid we are postponing those changes for at least a fortnight,” Johnson said at a news conference.

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