Ministers have reportedly been advised to re-open high streets on a limited scale to allow Britain to “learn to live with Covid” as it waits for a vaccine. Restaurants and coffee shops are among the businesses that could be back up and running the quickest – though all premises will need revamping to abide social distancing measures. Other contenders deemed to pose the smallest risk of spreading the killer bug but would give the flagging economy a much needed shot in the arm also include estate agents. Conservative peer Lord Gadhia and GlaxoSmithKline chairman Sir Jonathan Symonds have compiled the report – which has been seen by ministers and The Sun. For updates on coronavirus, follow our live blog HERE. With a vaccine said to be up to 18 months away, the pair have urged the government to consider steps to allow Brits to return to some form of normalcy. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for PM Boris Johnson as he continues his virus recovery, is expected to extend the lockdown for a further three weeks tomorrow. Mr Raab is to chair a COBRA committee meeting later today to sign off on extending the nation’s lockdown until May… Read full this story
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