Johnson: Britain To End COVID Mandates On July 19th

The Washington Post reports:

Boris Johnson on Monday announced that Britain was set to soon end virtually all government mandates to control the spread of the coronavirus, telling people that in two weeks it would likely be completely up to them whether to wear a face mask or socially distance.

At an evening news conference, the British prime minister said England was ready to move beyond one of longest, most restrictive series of lockdowns on the planet, turning away from legally binding rules to personal responsibility.

He cautioned that the pandemic was not over, but it was time for restrictions to end soon. He said this was possible because the vaccines were doing their job and protecting the population from infection and serious illness.

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