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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman announced on Monday that they will set out at the end of the week whether to go ahead with the reopening of the remaining sectors of the economy.

The spokesman further noted that they are working to resume the publication of daily data on coronavirus deaths. “We can and will act quickly on quarantine from abroad if data shows we need to,” he added. “Schools would be the absolute last sector to close in any local lockdown.

Market reaction

The UK’s FTSE 100 Index edged slightly lower in the last minutes but was still up 0.3% on the day at 6,049.