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  2. Ministers accused of causing confusion over face masks in England  The Guardian
  3. Why I won't wear a face mask after July 19: The new Freedom day divide  The Telegraph
  4. Wearing a mask in a pandemic doesn’t mean you hate freedom – it’s about respect for others  The Independent
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Boris Johnson confirms the government aims to end restrictive measures on July 19, despite rising COVID infections.Boris Johnson confirms the government aims to end restrictive measures on July 19, despite rising COVID infections.

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Johnson confirmed Monday that legal sanctions will be replaced by individual "informed decisions'' when the country moves to the final stage of its lockdown-lifting roadmap. Johnson confirmed Monday that legal sanctions will be replaced by individual "informed decisions'' when the country moves to the final stage of its lockdown-lifting roadmap.

U.K. eases COVID-19 measures — but Britain ‘must learn to live’ with virus, PM says - National | Globalnews.ca

The prime minister hopes the plan will give families and businesses time to prepare.The prime minister hopes the plan will give families and businesses time to prepare.

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Opinions divided as the PM announces legal obligation to wear face coverings likely to end on 19 JulyOpinions divided as the PM announces legal obligation to wear face coverings likely to end on 19 July

The end of mandatory Covid masks in England: four readers share their views | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Covid: Boris Johnson is right to let us have have our ‘freedom day’ | The Independent

Those arguing for yet another delay need to explain when, if ever, they would support a return to normalityThose arguing for yet another delay need to explain when, if ever, they would support a return to normality

Protected by vaccines, we can fully reopen with confidence

Britain plans to scrap laws requiring face masks and social distancing later this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday, even as he acknowledged that lifting the restrictions will drive surging coronavirus cases higher.Britain plans to scrap laws requiring face masks and social distancing later this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday, even as he acknowledged that lifting the restrictions will drive surging coronavirus cases higher.

UK to scrap masking, social distancing mandates in two weeks time | CP24.com

England to lift virus restrictions as Israel raises vaccine fearsEngland to lift virus restrictions as Israel raises vaccine fears

England to lift virus restrictions as Israel raises vaccine fears - RFI

The pandemic has killed at least 3,980,935 people since the virus first emerged in December 2019The pandemic has killed at least 3,980,935 people since the virus first emerged in December 2019

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet of ministers on Tuesday that their focus must shift to delivering job, investment and innovation as the country emerges from the pandemic.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet of ministers on Tuesday that their focus must shift to delivering job, investment and innovation as the country emerges from the pandemic.

After COVID, UK government will focus on jobs, investment and innovation - PM Johnson | Reuters

British PM says most Covid-19 restrictions set to be lifted on July 19.British PM says most Covid-19 restrictions set to be lifted on July 19.

Johnson unveils rules for ‘freedom day’ in England - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that restrictions on attendances at sporting events will be lifted on July 19.Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that restrictions on attendances at sporting events will be lifted once the United Kingdom moves to step four of the

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Cinemas in England are set to return to full capacity from July 19 as part of Boris Johnson's final stage of COVID-19 unlockingIt's part of England's final stage of COVID-19 unlocking

Cinemas in England to return to full capacity from July 19

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The former aide paints his old boss as unfocused and desperate to please.The former aide paints his old boss as unfocused and desperate to please.

Dominic Cummings: Boris Johnson knows its ‘ludicrous’ he’s prime minister – POLITICO

Boris Johnson said limits on the number of people attending sporting events will be lifted, but emphasised that a final decision wouldn't be made until July 12 | The Cricketer, cricket news, Covid-19Boris Johnson said the limit on the number of people attending sporting events will be lifted, but emphasised that a final decision would not be made until July 12

Cricket set to welcome capacity crowds back to grounds from July 19 | The Cricketer

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that legal sanctions will now be replaces by individual ‘informed decisions’ as lockdown restrictions were further eased in the country.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that legal sanctions will now be replaces by individual ‘informed decisions’ as lockdown restrictions were further eased in the country.

UK PM Boris Johnson eases restrictions, legal sanctions to be replaced by individual ‘informed decisions’ - Coronavirus Outbreak News

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England's cinemas and theaters are set to return to full capacity from July 19, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed today.England's cinemas and theaters are set to return to full capacity from July 19, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed today.

England’s Cinemas & Theaters To Return To Full Capacity From July 19 – Deadline

From face coverings to social distancing, working from home to care home visiting, Sky News sets out the latest government update.From face coverings to social distancing, working from home to care home visiting, Sky News sets out the latest government update.

Every COVID rule that's set to change on 'Freedom Day' - from nightclubs to self-isolation and working from home | UK News | Sky News

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The U.K. announced a plan to end domestic lockdown restrictions on 19 July, despite the rise in infection rates of the Delta variant of Covid-19. However, border controls are being maintained and no decision has been made on allowing entry to fully-vaccinated travelers. The U.K. announced a plan to end domestic lockdown restrictions on 19 July, despite the rise in infection rates of the Delta variant of Covid-19. However, border controls are being maintained and no decision has been made on allowing entry to fully-vaccinated travelers.

U.K. To Lift Covid Restrictions But Travel Bans To Stay In Place, For Now

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday revealed plans to lift most of England's legal coronavirus restrictions, including face masks and social distancing from July 19, urging personal responsibility rather than government edict.Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday revealed plans to lift most of England's legal coronavirus restrictions, including face masks and social distancing from July 19, urging personal responsibility rather than government edict.

UK Set To Lift Facemask, Social Distancing Rules On July 19

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The British government is set to end social and economic restrictions imposed to contain Covid-19 in England in two weeks. | World NewsThe British government is set to end social and economic restrictions imposed to contain Covid-19 in England in two weeks.

'Will move away from legal restrictions': UK PM Johnson confirms ending Covid measures | World News - Hindustan Times

Cinemas and theaters across England will return to full capacity from July 19, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.Cinemas and theaters across England will return to full capacity from July 19, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Cinemas, Theaters in England Will Return to Full Capacity From July 19 - Variety

Johnson says UK must live with virus as he unveils plan to ease restrictionsJohnson says UK must live with virus as he unveils plan to ease restrictions

Johnson says UK must live with virus as he unveils plan to ease restrictions - Saudi Gazette

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the success of the UK's vaccine program meant restrictions would be lifted in England despite infections surging.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the success of the UK's vaccine program meant restrictions would be lifted in England despite infections surging.

Boris Johnson: UK Must Accept More COVID Deaths As Restrictions End

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has set out his intention to end nearly all of England's remaining Covid restrictions in one fell swoop.PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has set out his intention to end nearly all of England's remaining Covid restrictions in one fell swoop.

Poll: Will you still wear a mask after July 19? | Gazette

The British government is acting recklessly by ending even basic infection controls as the Delta variant spreads rapidlyThe British government is acting recklessly by ending even basic infection controls as the Delta variant spreads rapidly

The Irish Times view on Covid-19 in England: Boris Johnson’s let-it-rip policy

Boris Johnson said today that Step 4 will proceed, but it is yet to be confirmed whether it will still happen on 19 July.Boris Johnson said today that Step 4 will proceed, but it is yet to be confirmed whether it will still happen on 19 July.

England set to lift mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says most remaining restrictions may soon be gone. If the plan moves ahead, it would bring about the closest version of pre-pandemic normalcy in nearly a year-and-a-half.Prime Minister Boris Johnson says most remaining restrictions may soon be gone. If the plan moves ahead, it would bring about the closest version of pre-pandemic normalcy in nearly a year-and-a-half.

Boris Johnson Announces England Will Lift Most COVID Restrictions By July 19 : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The mandatory requirement to wear a face mask is expected to be dropped in England from 19 July. These people, though, fully intend to keep doing so voluntarily. “This virus is still out of control.”

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Here's the latest on the pandemic from around the world overnight. Here's the latest on the pandemic from around the world overnight.

Coronavirus: Latest on COVID-19 from around the world - Tuesday, July 6 | Newshub

There will be no laws about wearing face masks, and people will no longer have to social distance or work from home from July 19, the prime minister says.

UK's Boris Johnson outlines end to England's coronavirus restrictions - CGTN

Boris Johnson's briefing is believed to be only focusing on the easing of restrictions in England and not travel to countries on the green, amber or red list.Boris Johnson's briefing is believed to be only focusing on the easing of restrictions in England and not travel to countries on the green, amber or red list.

When will travel restrictions be lifted? How long the green list rules will last - and when they could change

Boris Johnson has announced the UK looks set to enter stage 4 of the COVID recovery roadmap on July 19 - but how will this affect weddings?Boris Johnson has announced the UK looks set to enter stage 4 of the COVID recovery roadmap on July 19 - but how will this affect weddings?

UK Weddings 2021: What does July 19 mean for weddings? - Liverpool Echo

Here is a look at what is changing and when, what advice remains, and the points of contention going forward.Here is a look at what is changing and when, what advice remains, and the points of contention going forward.

What will change in Step 4, when will it happen and what are the risks? | Evening Standard

The Prime Minister said that face masks may no longer be legally required in two weeksThe Prime Minister said that face masks may no longer be legally required in two weeks

Lincoln businesses remain cautious following Boris Johnson's face mask update - Lincolnshire Live

COVID restrictions are set to end in England from July 19 -subject to a final review next week- with step 4 of the Roadmap, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed today (July 5) Limits on socia…

Covid restrictions due to end on July 19 – subject to a final review – The Isle Of Thanet News

It will remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive, or are asked to do so by Test and Trace.It will remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive, or are asked to do so by Test and Trace.

Self-isolation rules after positive Covid tests will remain in force despite end of lockdown - Devon Live

One reader has his doubts about Boris Johnson's plan for unlocking England

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COVID restrictions are set to end in England from step 4 of the Roadmap after the Prime Minister set out how life will soon return close to normal.COVID restrictions are set to end in England from step 4 of the Roadmap after the Prime Minister set out how life will soon return close to normal.

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PM justifies move saying UK not seeing corresponding rise in hospitalizations or deaths, says people must now be guided by personal responsibility; critics fear move is prematurePM justifies move saying UK not seeing corresponding rise in hospitalizations or deaths, says people must now be guided by personal responsibility; critics fear move is premature

Johnson says England to lift virus restrictions even as new case numbers soar | The Times of Israel

ALEX Salmond has warned Scotland to “move forward with independence now” or watch Boris Johnson scrap the Scottish Parliament.ALEX Salmond has warned Scotland to “move forward with independence now” or watch Boris Johnson scrap the Scottish Parliament.

Alex Salmond: Move forward with independence or watch Boris Johnson scrap devolution | HeraldScotland