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Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS EASED ACROSS THE UK. In the latest small step towards a return to normality, people from two different households in Scotland can now meet outdoors after 66 days in full lockdown. Similar measures are to be announced for Wales later, coming into force on Monday - which is also when up to six people from different homes in England will be able to gather. Northern Ireland, meanwhile, looks ahead to 8 June for the reopening of retail parks and even outdoor weddings with 10 guests. Image caption In all cases, social distancing measures require people to remain 2m (6ft 6in) apart Full story

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