Coronavirus: PM’s warning as England lockdown eases and 180 wedding guests cut to six

A cautious approach as lockdown eases in England is the “way to get the results that we want”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, he said a “wave is still rising across the Channel and it’s inevitable, as we advance on this roadmap, that there will be more infections and unavoidably more hospitalisations, and sadly more deaths”. But he said there is nothing in the data “right now” that means the roadmap to unlock cannot proceed as planned. Mr Johnson announced a deal to produce up to 60m doses of the Novavax vaccine entirely in the UK, including at a factory in Barnard Castle, County Durham – the jab is not yet approved.

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