The coronavirus lockdown in Britain will continue for at least three more weeks with the peak of the pandemic in a few days.
Alternate Prime Minister Dominic Raab is expected to announce on Thursday that the restrictions on the country will remain in place until at least May 7.
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Raab said the UK “has not yet passed the peak of this virus” when he warned of a “long way to go” in the battle against Covid-19.
Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Valance also prepared the country for a “difficult” week of death before expecting the death rate to begin to slow.
But he said the plateau of coronavirus deaths should last two to three weeks before seeing a drop.
Raab is expected to ask Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the leaders of Wales and Northern Ireland to attend a Cobra meeting to ensure that there is a UK-wide agreement on locking.
But senior ministers are divided over whether to encourage people who cannot work from home to return to their places of work, reports the Times.
EXTENSION OF THREE WEEKS
Some in government have been shocked by the number of people using the number 10 leave plan, which costs billions and is likely to seriously damage the British economy.
But others, like Secretary of Health Matt Hancock, would be opposed to encouraging people to return to work because they think it would weaken the “stay at home” message.
Britain’s daily death toll fell yesterday for the second day, with another 717 people dying of a horrible respiratory disease.
It came when the number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded two million, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
But scientists have warned that the country will likely experience the peak of the pandemic next week.
UK ON LOCKDOWN
At a government press conference yesterday, Raab confirmed that the foreclosure will not be lifted this week.
Evidence suggests that Britain is still going through the peak of the virus and that the death rate will continue to rise for days.
Raab said the lockout was successful over the Easter weekend, although police had to take steps to prevent the British from going to parks in some areas to enjoy the sun.
He said: “This week, SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) will review the measures.
“We will review their assessment based on the evidence at this point.
“We don’t expect to make any changes.
“And we will not do this until we are as confident as possible that such changes can be made.” “
He said it was “far too early” to talk about lifting the lock and that any suggestion to release the restrictions “would get ahead of us.”
FIGHT AGAINST VIRUS
SAGE is to meet this week and review all evidence of foreclosure and its success.
But as the death toll in Britain continues to rise more and more, there are no plans to lift strict measures until they begin to flatten.
Mr. Raab said, “We were concerned that people would start cutting corners or ignoring advice, in fact the vast majority followed them.
“At the moment, the evidence suggests that we are still going through the peak of this crisis.
“It is absolutely crucial not to look away from the ball…
” We have lost too many loved ones, made too many sacrifices to give up now. ”
Chief Scientific Advisor Patrick Vallance said it would be a “difficult” week and added: “We are following behind Italy – this week we will see a further increase, after which we should see a plateau.
“It may take a while before you see a decrease. “
However, Mr. Raab offered a glimmer of hope for the enclosed British, stressing that heigns that we are starting to win this fight. “
But he hasn’t given any details on a possible exit strategy yet.
The news comes as the death toll in Britain has increased again today to 11,329.
Among the latest deaths, a 21-year-old nursery worker died after catching a coronavirus while waiting for a hospital transplant.
Katie Horne, of Burgess Hill, West Sussex, battled both Covid-19 and liver disease for 12 days after a positive diagnosis did not allow her to be on the transplant list.
And eight other health workers died from the disease – bringing the total of the NHS and health workers to 39.
The Prime Minister rests in his Buckinghamshire Checkers house with his pregnant partner Carrie after a week in St Thomas in south London.
He and Mrs. Symonds were seen walking with the dog Dilyn yesterday as he recovers from his intensive care nightmare.
Johnson had another coronavirus test before leaving the hospital on Sunday, said No10 today, who returned negative.
As he stopped briefly at No. 10 last night, he recorded a heartfelt video message congratulating the doctors in the intensive care unit – who had watched him for three tense days and nights.
And the PM said he would “be thankful for the rest of my life” for their treatment.
Meanwhile, the best nurse in the country praised British families for saving lives by staying at home over Easter.
Ruth May, chief nurse, said, “I want Sun readers to know that it has made a real difference.”
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The former pension minister, who has long campaigned for the dignity of the elderly, said the crisis demonstrated how some of society’s most vulnerable are being treated unfairly.
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