Boris Johnson opens terraces: “April 12, I’ll drink a pint of beer.”
Part of the corona measures in England will be relaxed as planned from following Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced. Among other things, non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and terraces may open again.
Johnson himself also applauded the fact that the terraces can open again. “I will go to the pub myself and, carefully but irreversibly, will I put a pint of beer to my lips,” said the British Prime Minister.
According to the roadmap, the English were already given several freedoms back last week to help the country out of the lockdown. According to Johnson, the current data shows no reason to believe that England will deviate from this map, which also states that holidays abroad may be allowed as early as May 17.
According to the government, it is too early to determine whether people can go abroad during the summer vacation. Johnson emphasized at a press conference on the measures that he is hopeful that non-essential travel can resume from May 17 but said he also did not want to give false hope. Also, the prime minister said that he wants to prevent vacationers from bringing the coronavirus home.