Summary

  1. UK PM Boris Johnson has announced a “conditional plan” to reopen society as the coronavirus lockdown continues
  2. Johnson unveiled a threat level alert system for England consisting of five levels
  3. From Wednesday people will be able to do more outdoor exercise in England
  4. Primary schools may begin reopening in June, as may shops, and some of the hospitality industry may reopen in July
  5. Johnson says it will “soon be the time… to impose quarantine on people coming into this country by air”
  6. Leaders of the UK’s devolved nations have rejected Johnson’s new “stay alert” advice in favour of keeping the “stay at home” message
  7. In South Korea, renewed restrictions are imposed after a series of transmissions linked to Seoul’s leisure district
  8. Infections rise in Germany, official data shows, just days after the country eases its lockdown restrictions
  9. Global confirmed cases of Covid-19 have passed 4 million, with more than 277,000 deaths
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