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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that they will look at the potential to relax some of the coronavirus-related restriction measures, as reported by Reuters.

Additional takeaways

“Noone would want to lift restrictions when the infection rate is so high.”

“We don’t want a surge in infections.”

“We will be responsible and cautious, we must make sure we are not premature.”

“I understand the frustrations of parents, there is nothing I want to do more than reopen schools.”

“We want to see schools back as fast as possible.”

“We are actively looking at quarantine hotels, we need a solution to reinfection from abroad.”

“There is the theoretical risk of a vaccine-busting new variant.”

Market reaction

The UK’s FTSE 100 Index continues to edge lower after these comments and was last seen losing 0.35% on the day at 6,672.