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England to lift COVID curbs next week but urges caution as cases surge

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By Costas Pitas and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) -British health minister Sajid Javid urged people on Monday to show caution when nearly all the remaining COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in England next week, saying an increase in cases underlined that the pandemic was by no means over. England will be the first nation in Britain to lift the legal requirement to wear masks and for people to socially distance from July 19, Javid announced. But what was once billed as “freedom day” is now being treated with greater wariness by the government after a surge in cases and fears that there could …

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