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UK aims to ease Covid rules for Christmas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such measures will be introduced for a limited number of days so that families and friends can celebrate the holiday together
16:16, 23 November 2020

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The British government reported that it was working with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland to ease Covid-19 restrictions over Christmas to allow families to get together. It was announced by Reuters with reference to the statement of the British government.

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Cabinet Minister Michael Gove discussed the issue with the first ministers of the devolved administrations on Saturday and they agreed it was important for families and friends to meet in a careful and limited way while recognizing it would not be a normal festive period.

"As such, ministers endorsed a shared objective of facilitating some limited additional household bubbling for a small number of days but also emphasized that the public will be advised to remain cautious and that wherever possible people should avoid traveling and minimize social contact,” the statement informs.

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Finance Minster Rishi Sunak earlier said that Britons would not be able to enjoy a normal Christmas this year, but the government was looking at ways to enable families to get together.

Also, the UK authorities are discussing the introduction of Covid passports for those who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Their owners will be able to freely move around the country under quarantine restrictions. The question of introducing such passports will be raised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in parliament on Monday.

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