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UK shops to fully reopen mid June - PM

LONDON, May 25 (KUNA) -- Britain will lift the lockdown on outdoor markets and car showrooms on June 1, and non-essential indoor retailers on June 15 providing they meet COVID-19 safety guidelines for customers and employees, the prime minister said on Monday.
His office said, in a statement, that the "risk of transmission of the virus is lower" in outdoor spaces, where "it is generally easier to apply social distancing." The non-essential shops include clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, tailors, auction houses, photography studios and indoor markets.
A risk assessment on the facility, ensuring health and safety guidelines are met, will be carried out ahead of allowing the reopening, added the statement.
However, hairdressers, beauty salons and hotels will remain closed as there is a higher risk of transmission due to sustained person to person contact.
Johnson earlier said that schools would gradually reopen nationwide over the next two weeks. (end) mrn.sd