Published On: Thu, May 7th, 2020

Lockdown EXTENDED – Dominic Raab says coronavirus still ‘deadly and infectious’ | UK | News

The Foreign Secretary stated there will be no changes to Britain’s lockdown measures until Sunday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the nation. Mr Raab told the daily coronavirus press conference that the COVID-19 coronavirus still remains deadly and infectious.

Mr Raab said: “The virus is not beaten yet, it remains deadly and infectious.

“This weekend the Prime Minister will set out the next steps which we can responsibly take over the following weeks, guided by the scientific advice and mindful – as we said right from the word go – of taking the right decisions at the right time.

“Now we can start setting out how we will live and work whilst maintaining the necessary social distancing rules, we can also be clear about those measures which are still necessary to prevent a second peak.

“There will be detailed guidance to help inform, advise and reassure the public, businesses and other organisations.

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“To get this right, we have set milestones. Some changes can confidently be introduced more quickly than others and some of those other ones will take longer to introduce.

“Any changes that we make will be carefully monitored, if people don’t follow the rules or if we see that the R level goes back up we will tighten the restrictions again.”

At time of writing, Britain has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

The UK has more than 205,000 cases in total at the time of writing. 

The death toll has reached more than 260,000.

More than 1,300,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.

The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 1,200,000 confirmed cases.

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