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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took advantage of the good weather on Monday to finally drank his first pint of beer in a pub after COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were eased.

    During his work visit to Wolverhampton, Boris Johnson was spotted drinking a beer at the local pub, Mount Tavern. The prime minister had intended to go to the pub on the first day of the easing of the restrictions, on 12 April, but he pushed back the date following the death of Prince Philip.

    The prime minister had his first pint of beer, accompanied by the mayor of Birmingham, Andy Street.

    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds up a beer during a visit to The Mount Tavern Pub and Restaurant on the local election campaign trail in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Britain April 19, 2021.
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    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds up a beer during a visit to The Mount Tavern Pub and Restaurant on the local election campaign trail in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Britain April 19, 2021.

    On 12 April, the second phase of easing restrictions entered into force in England: non-essential shops, including hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms, as well as and libraries will reopen in England, while pubs and restaurants resume outdoor services, provided that clients don't order food and drinks at the bar counter and all visitors sit at their tables. Amusement parks and zoos have also reopened.

    The next round of the gradual easing of the restrictions is scheduled for 17 May, with pubs and restaurants expected to resume indoor services.

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