England will ease lockdown restrictions in five week intervals: Sky News

FILE PHOTO: An NHS sign is displayed outside the Bank of England in the financial district, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - England will progressively ease lockdown restrictions in five week intervals, Sky News reported on Monday, hours before Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce details of his roadmap for re-opening the country.

Sky News said there would be five weeks between each stage of the government’s roadmap, four weeks of analysing data before a week’s notice that restrictions will be removed.

Reporting by Sarah Young and Paul Sandle, editing by Elizabeth Piper