Coronavirus: lockdown extended for weeks to prevent “second wave” of deaths - BBC News

Coronavirus: lockdown extended for weeks to prevent “second wave” of deaths – BBC News

The UK will remain in lockdown for at least three more weeks. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said Britain was at a delicate and dangerous stage in this pandemic and relaxing restrictions too soon could risk a second wave of coronavirus and even more deaths.

He said the lockdown – which is now extended until at least the 7th of May – would only be lifted once the daily death toll comes down and experts can be sure the UK is beyond the peak – and that the NHS can cope.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Science Editor David Shukman.


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