BREAKING: Lockdown easing postponed and face mask rules updated in England

Boris Johnson announces lockdown easing is to be postponed and that masks are to be mandatory in all public indoor settings.

The planned easing of lockdown restrictions has been postponed for at least a fortnight- with face masks to become mandatory by law in all public indoor settings on August 8.

Boris Johnson told a Downing Street briefing that the decision to “squeeze that brake pedal” on changes had been taken due to infection numbers “creeping up” and “in order to keep the virus under control”.

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