Britain’s Covid-19 alert level dropped from four to three as more measures relaxed

Health Minister Nadine Dorries

Britain’s Covid-19 alert level has been lowered from four to three.

The drop will pave the way for an easing of some lockdown restrictions.

The decision to lower the level was taken jointly by all four of Britain’s chief medical officers – including England’s professor Chris Whitty.

Health Minister Nadine Dorries said:

“I’m hopeful that we will all be hugging and kissing again soon indoors.”

Ms Dorries also hinted the next stop on the roadmap to recovery – planned for June 21st – could be brought forward if results and data keep improving.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired a Covid meeting which agreed that indoor dining and drinking at pubs and restaurants could resume on May 17th.

Also, the reopening of cinemas and theatres.

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV’s Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.