The British government plans to lift the majority of coronavirus restrictions in England on Monday, amid growing concern and criticism over the rapid increase in infections.
On Saturday, the government reported more than 54,000 new cases in the United Kingdom.
Many legal restrictions, including face covering in public places, will be lifted in England beginning Monday.
The general public is also concerned. According to a mid-July survey conducted by major pollster YouGov, approximately 60% of respondents were concerned about the lifting of the restrictions.
Mayor Sadiq Khan of London has stated that face masks will continue to be required on the city’s transportation network.
The prime minister urged the British public to be cautious and to “stick with the program and take the appropriate course of action when asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace” in a video posted on Johnson’s Twitter.