England’s lockdown to ease as planned on 12 April

Speaking alongside the government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance and England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, the prime minister also said the government was “hopeful” international travel could resume in the next stage of lockdown easing on 17 May, but that he did not want to “underestimate” the difficulties which the UK might face in terms of importing the virus again from abroad.

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