Inside Politics – Coronavirus special: Boris Johnson to reveal next week’s lockdown changes

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Adam Forrest
Wednesday 10 June 2020 07:59
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Non-essential shops to reopen on 15 June, government confirms as lockdown eased further

Lockdown has seen deer, sheep and mountain goats roaming free in our towns and cities. Some kind of normality will resume from Monday, when human beings cooped up in captivity for more than 10 weeks can go and stare at animals behind bars. The reopening of zoos is one of the changes Boris Johnson is expected to confirm when he announces lockdown changes later today. With his plan for schools in disarray, fresh concerns over contact tracing and pressure building on the NHS, it may be tempting for one of the reporters to ask if the crisis has been a classic case of lions led by donkeys. I’m Adam Forrest, and welcome to The Independent’s daily Inside Politics briefing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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