London news Sadiq Khan urges Londoners to remain cautious as lockdown restrictions ease Uk news
MetiNews.Com - A number of lockdown restrictions will be lifted on Monday (May 17)
Breaking News ! The 12 - our new FREE email with all the news you need Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M INWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeAhead of the further easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday (May 17), Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged Londoners to remain cautious. As of tomorrow, people can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors and six people or two households can meet indoors. Overnight stays can also take place. But with cases slowly starting to increase again in London, albeit at a lower rate than when the virus was at its peak, Mr Khan warned Londoners to be "careful". He said: "I know we’re all looking forward to taking the next step in the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown tomorrow. "But we still need to be careful when mixing indoors—opening windows, limiting time spent and washing hands all help. Don't forget, this virus is still with us." The warning comes as the coronavirus variant first discovered in India is spreading quickly in parts of the UK.
. New data indicates the UK's coronavirus vaccines are effective against preventing serious illness from the Indian variant, the health secretary says. Matt Hancock told Sky's Sophy Ridge today (Sunday, May 16) that the "very early data" was from Oxford University's labs so it was not clinical data but says it "does give us a degree of confidence that vaccines work". The Health Secretary added: "One of the advantages we now have compared to December when we saw the Kent variant coming up is we have the vaccine programme... surveillance and testing. "That means we can stay on course with our strategy of using the vaccine and opening up carefully and cautiously but we need to be vigilant for the spread of the disease." What's changing on May 17? Close contact with friends and family The Rule of Six will be extended to indoor areas, which means groups of six – or larger if they are from just two households – can meet indoors. Domestic overnight stays will also be permitted, so long as they follow the same rules. Up to 30 are allowed to attend a support group or parent-and-child group (not counting under fives)
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