UK govt extends lockdown for next three weeks

By: AFP      Published: 09:30 PM, 16 Apr, 2020
UK govt extends lockdown for next three weeks
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks from the Foreign Office towards 10 Downing Street in London to attend Government's daily COVID-19 briefing. AFP

Britain will extend its coronavirus lockdown for "at least" another three weeks, foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday, as hundreds across the country continue to die daily from the outbreak.

"The government has decided that the current measures must remain in place for at least the next three weeks," said Raab -- who is standing in for prime minister Boris Johnson who is recovering from the virus.

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