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Coronavirus: UK lockdown extended for ‘at least’ three weeks

The Lockdown restrictions in the UK will continue for at least  another three weeks as it tackles the coronavirus outbreak, Dominic Raab the foreign secretary has said.

Raab told the daily No 10 briefing that a review had concluded relaxing the measures now would risk harming public health and the economy.

“We still don’t have the infection rate down as far as we need to,” he said.

It comes as the UK recorded another 861 coronavirus deaths in hospital, taking the total to 13,729.

There are now reportedly strict limits on daily life – such as requiring people to stay at home, shutting many businesses and preventing gatherings of more than two people which were introduced on 23 March, as the government tried to limit the spread of coronavirus. However, the government is positive that in three weeks tome the situation should lead to things at least coming back to a little bit of normality.

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