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“Slowly, we are going to get our lives back to normal,” British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday. “Getting our lives back to normal is not a big bang thing,” Sunak added.

Regarding the possibility of a second spike in coronavirus infections, “a lot of our measures will last for a long time,” Sunak noted and said that they will regularly review their quarantine policy.

Market reaction

The GBP/USD pair is staying relatively quiet following these comments. As of writing, the pair was up 0.45% on the day at 1.2400. Meanwhile, the UK’s FTSE 100 Index was gaining 0.83% at 6,126.98 points.