PHOTOS UK virologist urges caution as COVID-19 restrictions eased on 'Freedom Day'

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UK virologist urges caution as COVID-19 restrictions eased on 'Freedom Day'

Xinhua

10:24, July 20, 2021

Customers order drinks at a bar in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law. (Photos: Xinhua)

Passengers walk in an underground station during the morning rush hour in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a COVID-19 safety sign in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

People dine at a cafe in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

People walk on a street in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law. (Photo by Ray Tang/Xinhua)

Morning commuters arrive at a train station in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

Morning commuters arrive at a train station in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

People walk past a travel safety sign at a train station in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

Morning commuters arrive at a train station in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. As England moved to the final stage of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", medical experts were reminding the public to exercise caution. Almost all legal restrictions on social contact were being removed. There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and face coverings will be recommended in some spaces but not required by law.

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