England to lift most COVID restrictions

July 06, 2021

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street, London, Monday, July 5, 2021. 

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, speaks during a media briefing on the coronavirus in Downing Street, London, July 5, 2021. 

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that almost all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in England by July 19. But with the Delta variant threat, many scientists say it’s a “recipe for disaster.” And, as Lebanon’s financial crisis deepens, interim Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that the country was days away from a "social explosion.” Also, Nigerian law enforcement reported the kidnapping of 140 students in Kaduna state after armed men raided Bethel Baptist School boarding school. And, a book called “Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors,” takes readers on a fashion tour through Chinatown neighborhoods.

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