Cabinet Minister Says Coronavirus Lockdown May Be Relaxed “In Few Weeks”

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The coronavirus lockup could begin to be eased “in a few weeks,” a cabinet minister said today – as the Treasury wants the crippling economic halt to end in June.

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick suggested that the current foreclosure measures could be gradually relaxed after Easter – he stressed that a full exit strategy would require much more testing.

There were signs today that authorities have started to draw up a list of options to remove certain restrictions if hospital admissions remain stable.

In a series of radio interviews, Jenrick said that there was currently “excess capacity” in intensive care units “across the country”, which needed to be maintained to ensure that the NHS was not overwhelmed.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has suggested that current foreclosures could be gradually relaxed after Easter

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has suggested that current foreclosures could be gradually relaxed after Easter

Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital near Downing Street on the advice of his doctor after continuing to experience high temperatures

Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital near Downing Street on the advice of his doctor after continuing to suffer from high temperature

“If we can do it, we may consider in the coming weeks to start very carefully … lifting some of these measures,” he said.

“But a sustainable exit strategy will also need to be accompanied by far more important testing and traceability than what we are able to do today.”

Jenrick said Boris Johnson remains “very much in charge” of government despite spending the night in the hospital with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister was admitted to hospital near Downing Street on the advice of his doctor after continuing to have a high temperature.

No10 described the move as a “precautionary measure,” insisting that he continued to lead the government and kept in touch with ministers and senior officials.

Jenrick said it was not an emergency admission and expected him to return to Downing Street “shortly”.

“He has worked very hard to run the government and is constantly being updated,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“It will continue.

“It is obvious that today he is in the hospital to be tested, but he will continue to be kept informed of what is going on and run the government.

“I’m sure it’s very frustrating for him, for someone like Boris who wants to be the head of government from the front, but nonetheless he is still very much in charge of the government. “

In the absence of Johnson, Dominic Raab, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and First Secretary of State, chaired the daily government meeting on coronaviruses.

Meanwhile, The Times said Treasury officials have warned that if the foreclosure lasts beyond June, the economy will be permanently damaged.

Last week, health and business officials were reportedly asked to develop options for a softening phase.

This is something that has already been raised by the government, and which could mean by region, industry sector or by expanding the list of “key workers”.

The news of the Prime Minister’s admission came just an hour after the Queen sent a message of hope to the nation, saying, “We will overcome it,” even if “we may have more to do.” endure ”.

Meanwhile, England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has recovered from his coronavirus symptoms and has returned to work.

In the absence of Mr. Johnson, Dominic Raab, Minister of Foreign Affairs and First Secretary of State, chaired the daily government meeting on coronaviruses

In the absence of Mr. Johnson, Dominic Raab, Minister of Foreign Affairs and First Secretary of State, chaired the daily government meeting on coronaviruses

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