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Cautious Cuddling? England To OK Hugs As Lockdown Eases

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Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, reviews the honor guard with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis during the welcoming ceremony at the Cotroceni presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, May 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexandru Dobre)

(AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to give the go-ahead for people in England to hug again when he announces the next round of lockdown easing later Monday. The change comes in the wake of a sharp fall in new coronavirus infections. While hugging people from different households will be allowed beginning May 17, Johnson is expected to stress that it should be done with care. That’s because of concerns that new virus variants could bypass some of the immunity provided by Britain’s successful vaccination campaign. Johnson is also expected to confirm that different households will be able to mix indoors and cinemas, soft play areas and hotels can reopen.

 

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