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Good morning from London, it’s Martin Belam taking over from Kate Lyons here. PA have put together a handy guide to the state of play with Covid restrictions in the UK.

Wales: The Welsh government announced yesterday it had decided to lift restrictions on household mingling a week earlier than planned. Two households will be able to meet indoors from 3 May instead of 10 May.

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