Daily US Times: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that people must continue to play their part in stopping coronavirus, as lockdown rules ease in England, Wales and most of Scotland.
Millions of people can now hug loved ones, socialise indoors in limited numbers and visit pubs and restaurants inside again.
The ban on foreign travel has also been lifted in England, Wales and most of Scotland and replaced with new rules.
But the UK Prime Minister said everyone still needed to be cautious, and also get tested twice a week.
Mr Johnson said: “Together we have reached another milestone in our roadmap out of lockdown, but we must take this next step with a heavy dose of caution.”
“Everyone must play their part by getting tested twice a week, coming forward for your vaccine when called and remembering hands, face, space and fresh air,” he added.
Mr Johnson urged everyone to be cautious and take responsibility when enjoying new freedoms today in order to keep the virus at bay.
Anyone in England and Scotland can order free lateral flow tests for coronavirus – which give results in 30 minutes – even if they do not have symptoms. In Northern Ireland and Wales, they are available for certain people, such as those who cannot work from home.
While coronavirus lockdowns are easing across England, Scotland and Wales, the changes are different in each nation. Two areas of Scotland – Glasgow and Moray – will not have their rules eased after a spike in Covid-19 cases.