Foreign Minister said UK is still not “beyond the peak of the virus” and added that “we are not planning to change the measures currently in place” after the Scientific Advisory Group meeting (SAGE) later this week.
He said the country could not afford to take its foot and risk a second wave.
Opening the daily press conference, Raab said the government was united in its “national mission” to defeat Covid-19, which killed more than 11,000 people in the UK.
Raab also paid tribute to members of the public who followed government advice.
He said: “At the end of last week, we were concerned that people would start to ignore the advice or cut corners because of the temptation to go out in the sun.
“In fact, the vast majority of people stayed at home and understood the importance of doing so.
“By staying at home this weekend, you have saved lives.
“Thank you, your efforts make all the difference.
“And please keep them standing up – we have gone too far, we have lost too many loved ones and we have sacrificed too much to relax now.” “
The death toll in the UK has reached 11,344, with 697 other patients having died in the past 24 hours.
However, this figure is a drop for the second consecutive day.
The NHS reported 667 new deaths in hospitals in England on Monday, while Wales reported 15, Scotland nine and Northern Ireland six.
After reading the figures on the number of deaths from coronaviruses, Raab said there were “positive signs” in the data that the UK was “starting to win” the fight against the virus.
He added, “But we still have a long way to go, and as these gruesome figures I just read show, we still haven’t gotten past the peak of this virus. “
He said that this week the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) will examine the evidence for the effectiveness of social distancing measures.
“We do not expect to make any changes to the measures currently in place at this point and we will not do so until we are as confident, as confident as we can be, that such changes can be made safely security, “said Mr. Raab added.
Commenting on accusations that the government had no exit strategy, Mr. Raab said: “It is absolutely essential that we do not take our eyes off the public eye or focus on what has been successful until ‘now in relative terms – which is our thanks to broad support for our social distancing measures to deprive this virus of the means to spread. ”
When asked how long the plateau should last, chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said: “We would expect a much more gradual decrease (in deaths) from rush hour and a bit of a plateau… and we would expect it to last two or three weeks. ”
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Boris Johnson tested negative for the coronavirus when he left St Thomas Hospital in central London.
He met with Mr. Raab over the weekend, although the Prime Minister does no government work as he continues his recovery at Checkers.
Number 10 also said that more than 40,000 NHS staff had been tested for coronavirus, with a slight reduction in the number of health care forced to be absent from work.
The NHS employs around 1.4 million people across the UK.
There has been speculation about the government proposing an end date for the foreclosure.
China had reported a spike in new cases of coronavirus with 108 confirmed, the highest in the past five weeks, with almost all of the new cases believed to be Chinese nationals returning home.
Spain has relaxed lock-in restrictions today, with some non-essential workers returning to work wearing face masks – despite the fact that the country still has 517 deaths on the last day.