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Brits hit clubs to celebrate ‘freedom’, but experts dance to different tune

At midnight on Sunday youngsters flooded dance floors in a country where 50,000 cases are being reported a day

Guy Faulconbridge and Natalie Thomas

London clubbers on Monday flocked to one of the first rule-free live music events since the pandemic began last year, dancing through the night and rejoicing in human interaction as England lifted most Covid-19 restrictions at midnight.

Britain, which has one of the world’s highest death tolls from the virus, is facing a new wave of cases, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted most restrictions in England in what some have dubbed “Freedom Day”.

Epidemiologists are generally sceptical that lifting restrictions is the right thing to do, but many young British people have had enough of more than 18 months of lockdowns and said they crave a party...

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