July 17, 2020 / 10:28 AM / 17 days ago

Johnson - Normal life won't come until November at the earliest

A woman wearing a protective mask sits outside a shop, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Britain July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that normal life would not return in full until November at the earliest, cautioning that nightclubs and soft play areas needed to remain closed while wedding receptions would have to remain capped.

Johnson said that from October, audiences at sports stadiums would be allowed. But he said that the government would look for a more significant return to normality from November.

Reporting by William James and Sarah Young; writing by Guy Faulconbridge

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