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Johnson Predicts Lockdown Ending June 21 as He Seeks Votes

  • Elections in Scotland, Wales, English local districts Thursday
  • Premier says indoor hospitality likely to resume from May 17
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said coronavirus lockdown rules are set to be scrapped in seven weeks’ time, as he hailed the U.K.’s successful vaccine rollout ahead of key elections this week.

On the campaign trail, Johnson said the pandemic data was likely to allow people in England to stay overnight with friends or relations, with indoor hospitality able to reopen from May 17.