UK plots exit from lockdown but cautions #COVID-19 is here to stay

| May 12, 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson published his plan for exiting the coronavirus lockdown on Monday (11 May), allowing some people back to work but cautioning that all should wear face coverings in enclosed spaces as COVID-19 was here to stay, writes Elizabeth Piper.

“This is not a short-term crisis,” said the 51-page Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.

“It is likely that COVID-19 will circulate in the human population long-term, possibly causing periodic epidemics. In the near future, large epidemic waves cannot be excluded without continuing some measures.”

The government said it would introduce a 14-day quarantine on international travellers with some exceptions. It also said people should wear face coverings in enclosed spaces where social distancing was not possible.

Factbox: UK’s plan for exiting the lockdown

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