UK's coronavirus lockdown officially extended

The UK’s coronavirus lockdown has been officially extended today.

Thursday, 16th April 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 5:18 pm

In the daily press briefing from Downing Street, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab extended the lockdown for ‘at least’ three weeks.

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He said the government was keen to avoid a second peak of Covid-19 and more deaths if lockdown rules were relaxed too early.

It means people will still only be allowed to leave their home for four reasons – shopping, essential travel to work, exercise and for medical supplies or appointments.

The UK's coronavirus lockdown has been extended by at least another three weeks.