Boris Johnson statement RECAP: Prime Minister says Spring and summer will be seasons of hope as he outlines plan for easing lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to set out a “steady as she goes” plan for easing England’s lockdown, with schools and outdoor activities the first in line for a return.
PM Boris Johnson.PM Boris Johnson.
PM Boris Johnson.

Scotland’s route out of lockdown will not be identical to the UK Government’s but will be “broadly similar”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Mr Johnson is also expected to host a Downing Street press conference at 7pm on Monday alongside key advisers.

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