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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that he is very confident that they will be able to further ease coronavirus restrictions on July 19, as reported by Reuters.

Additional takeaways

“I have complete confidence in health minister Hancock.”

“Very confident we will be able to ease restrictions on July 19.”

“July 19 is a terminus date.”

“Data continues to indicate we will be able to proceed on July 19.”

Market reaction

These comments don’t seem to be helping the market sentiment improve. As of writing, the UK’s FTSE 100 Index was down 1.15% on the day at 7,070.