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Scientific advisers to the government have warned of the risk of lifting lockdown in England, as the UK heads into the weekend before rules change. Professor John Edmunds said it was a "political decision" to ease measures; Sir Jeremy Farrar said the NHS test and trace system should be "fully working". More than two people will be able to meet outside from Monday and in England schools will reopen to some pupils. Police have urged people not to break social distancing rules this weekend. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which advises the government, has published details of its confidential meetings. It includes minutes of 34 Sage sessions, going back to 22 January, and a series of scientific reports. Full story

30 May