Watch live: Boris Johnson announces major easing of England's lockdown

23 June 2020, 11:10

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Watch live as Boris Johnson sets out plans to allow pubs, restaurants, museums and cinemas to begin re-opening in the latest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England.

Boris Johnson addressed Parliament to announce a reduction in the two-metre coronavirus social-distancing rule.

The PM slashed social distancing and announced a series of measures easing England's lockdown.

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Ahead of Tuesday's announcement to Parliament, Mr Johnson discussed the plan on Monday with the Covid-19 strategy committee including the Government's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, and the chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty.

Downing Street has previously insisted ministers "will not hesitate" to reimpose controls if the spread of the virus picks up again.