UK PM Boris Johnson Says 2-Metre Social Distancing Rule Under Review

"We'll be looking at that and keeping it under constant review as we go forward to the next step in our plan, which is as you know July 4," Boris Johnson said.

UK PM Boris Johnson Says 2-Metre Social Distancing Rule Under Review

Boris Johnson said his room for manoeuvre was increasing as the incidence of COVID-19 falls (File)

London:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain's two-metre social distancing rule was under review ahead of a potential further easing of lockdown measures on July 4, adding his room for manoeuvre was increasing as the incidence of COVID-19 falls.

"As we get the numbers down, so it becomes one in 1,000, one in 1,600, maybe even fewer, your chances of being two metres, or one metre, or even a foot away from somebody who has the virus is obviously going down statistically, so you start to build some more margin for manoeuvre," he said on Sunday.

"We'll be looking at that and keeping it under constant review as we go forward to the next step in our plan, which is as you know July 4."

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