LONDON (AP) — Thanks to an efficient vaccine rollout program, Britain is finally saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions.
Starting Monday, all restaurants, bars and museums can fully reopen, and people can socialize indoors.
It’s the biggest step yet to reopen the country following a sharp drop in new infections and deaths.
Many credit Britain’s universal public health system for getting hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day.
Experts say that infrastructure was key, helped by the government’s early start in securing vaccine doses and its decision to delay the second dose. But some worry about a resurgence because of variants of the virus.