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Coronavirus: shielding scheme to be eased from 6 July, announces deputy chief medical officer.

Two million shielding from coronavirus can see family within weeks - as infections fall to a safe level.

Infection rates are now so low that it will be safe for those most at risk to meet outside in groups of up to six people.

The Health Secretary said the new guidelines will come into effect in England on Monday, July 6.

It comes as the number of people infected has plummeted from 1 in 500 people four weeks ago to fewer than 1 in 1,700 now.

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