After 'warning light', Johnson halts COVID lockdown unwind

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England after a rise in infections amplified fears of a second deadly COVID-19 surge.

Just hours after Britain imposed tougher measures on swathes of northern England, Johnson announced that casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks would remain shut while wedding receptions would have to be cancelled.

“We’re now seeing a warning light on the...
source: Reuters

2020-07-31 15:53
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