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Customers at The Swinging Witch pub pose for a selfie while they enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Customers at The Swinging Witch pub pose for a selfie while they enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Customers at The Swinging Witch pub pose for a selfie while they enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
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Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Men drink beer in The Old Shades pub in Whitehall as restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Men drink beer in The Old Shades pub in Whitehall as restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Men drink beer in The Old Shades pub in Whitehall as restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Staff at Loxley's Restaurant & Wine Bar take part in a new menu tasting and training before reopening on Monday 17th, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Staff at Loxley's Restaurant & Wine Bar take part in a new menu tasting and training before reopening on Monday 17th, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Staff at Loxley's Restaurant & Wine Bar take part in a new menu tasting and training before reopening on Monday 17th, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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People ride in a capsule of the London Eye as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

People ride in a capsule of the London Eye as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

People ride in a capsule of the London Eye as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Members of the Durham Strikes Bowling team enjoy a game at Hollywood Bowling alley following the easing of restrictions in Washington, Britain May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Visitors queue to enter The National Gallery as restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Visitors queue to enter The National Gallery as restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Visitors queue to enter The National Gallery as restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A man holds up a sign in The Fox on the Hill pub as it reopens while restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man holds up a sign in The Fox on the Hill pub as it reopens while restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man holds up a sign in The Fox on the Hill pub as it reopens while restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Staff members clean seats at Vue Cinema in Leicester Square during its reopening, as restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Staff members clean seats at Vue Cinema in Leicester Square during its reopening, as restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Staff members clean seats at Vue Cinema in Leicester Square during its reopening, as restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Sand In Your Eye's giant sand art is seen on Blackpool beach following the easing of restrictions in Blackpool, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Sand In Your Eye's giant sand art is seen on Blackpool beach following the easing of restrictions in Blackpool, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Sand In Your Eye's giant sand art is seen on Blackpool beach following the easing of restrictions in Blackpool, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Customers Edward and Charlie Lant sit at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Customers Edward and Charlie Lant sit at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Customers Edward and Charlie Lant sit at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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People sit at The Fox on the Hill pub as it reopens while restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

People sit at The Fox on the Hill pub as it reopens while restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

People sit at The Fox on the Hill pub as it reopens while restrictions continue to ease, in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Staff members wear masks while they work at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Staff members wear masks while they work at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Staff members wear masks while they work at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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Stephen Crowe embraces his mother Susan Crowe, 96, who is a resident at Alexander House Care Home in Wimbledon, as restrictions continue to ease, London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Stephen Crowe embraces his mother Susan Crowe, 96, who is a resident at Alexander House Care Home in Wimbledon, as restrictions continue to ease, London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Stephen Crowe embraces his mother Susan Crowe, 96, who is a resident at Alexander House Care Home in Wimbledon, as restrictions continue to ease, London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Jonathan Lea, general manager of Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, talks to customer Kim Newton from behind a protection glass as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Jonathan Lea, general manager of Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, talks to customer Kim Newton from behind a protection glass as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Jonathan Lea, general manager of Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, talks to customer Kim Newton from behind a protection glass as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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A worker cleans the interior of the London Eye capsule as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

A worker cleans the interior of the London Eye capsule as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

A worker cleans the interior of the London Eye capsule as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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A staff member serves customers Jordan Blumire and Rosie Blumire at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

A staff member serves customers Jordan Blumire and Rosie Blumire at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

A staff member serves customers Jordan Blumire and Rosie Blumire at Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar, as restrictions continue to ease, in Stratford Upon Avon, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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People wait to board the London Eye as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

People wait to board the London Eye as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

People wait to board the London Eye as the attraction reopens while restrictions continue to ease in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
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Community coordinator Terence Surin hugs Joan Brock, 101, who is a resident at Alexander House Care Home in Wimbledon, as restrictions continue to ease, London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Community coordinator Terence Surin hugs Joan Brock, 101, who is a resident at Alexander House Care Home in Wimbledon, as restrictions continue to ease, London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Community coordinator Terence Surin hugs Joan Brock, 101, who is a resident at Alexander House Care Home in Wimbledon, as restrictions continue to ease, London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Customers at The Swinging Witch pub enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Customers at The Swinging Witch pub enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Customers at The Swinging Witch pub enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
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