The government eased some of England's lockdown restrictions on Monday, such as allowing outdoor meetings of up to six people, as well as the reopening of outdoor retail and primary schools.

While chancellor Rishi Sunak has assured the public it is "absolutely safe" to enjoy these new freedoms, a number of scientists and public health leaders warn that lockdown is being eased too fast.

ITV Anglia has spoken to a local medical specialist about what they think. Throughout the pandemic, Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, has been quizzed on coronavirus by national and regional journalists.

To mark Monday's loosening of restrictions, presenter Becky Jago spoke to Professor Hunter about reopening schools, contact tracing and attempting to disentangled public health from politics.

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