Lockdown end: The five conditions that will see UK lockdown lifted

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Covid cases in the UK remain significantly high, with 20,089 new cases reported on January 26. The UK also reported a further 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. Many are hoping the continued rollout of the vaccine will help to get the spread of coronavirus under control, and nearly seven million people have been vaccinated to date.

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Boris Johnson is expected to outline next month the full criteria the Government will use to determine whether lockdown measures can start to be relaxed.

He told a Downing Street press conference on Tuesday: "It's fair to say the rate of infection is still pretty forbiddingly high but at a certain stage we will want to be getting things open.

"What I will be doing in the course of the next few days and weeks is sending out in more detail as soon as we can when and how we want to get things open again."

The Prime Minister said this week the lockdown review will take place on February 15.

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What are the five conditions which could see lockdown lifted in the UK?

According to recent reports, there are five conditions which will need to be met before lockdown measures can start to be eased.

The paper will also reportedly mention specific sectors of the economy.

A government adviser told the BBC the document is likely to be "pretty broad brush".

Rapid fall in the number of new coronavirus cases

Some 20,089 people test positive for coronavirus on Tuesday - but despite this staggering number, it seems the infection rate is falling.

Week-on-week, the number of cases has fallen by 26 percent - a positive first step for reducing the rate of infection.

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Reduction in the number of deaths

The UK hit the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test on Tuesday.

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