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UK may ease Christmas rules on signs of coronavirus cases flattening, says minister

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There are signs that coronavirus cases in Britain are starting to flatten as a result of current lockdowns, health minister Matt Hancock said, paving the way for a Christmas period with less stringent restrictions.

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“There are encouraging signs that the number of cases is starting to flatten, and that the lockdown that we brought in, earlier this month, is working,” Hancock told Sky News, adding that a UK-wide approach to rules for Christmas was being worked on.

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“It of course won’t be like a normal Christmas, there will have to be rules in place, but we hope that they’ll allow for a bit more of that normal Christmas that people really look forward to.”

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Last Update: Friday, 20 November 2020 KSA 11:24 – GMT 08:24