UK Covid-19 lockdown ‘to be extended beyond next week’

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UK Covid-19 lockdown ‘to be extended beyond next week’




Ministers voice concern Easter weekend could see change in public behaviour

Dominic Raab is expected to signal that stringent lockdown measures must remain in place beyond next week, in the first key government decision to be taken while the prime minister remains in intensive care.

The death toll from coronavirus is continuing to rise daily, with 938 UK fatalities announced on Wednesday – close to the highest daily figures reported in Italy and Spain. Medical experts are not expecting the peak to come for more than week.

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