‘We’re not done yet, we must keep going,’ says foreign secretary.
Dominic Raab has said it is too early to lift the lockdown measures in place to combat coronavirus, telling the public: “We’re not done yet, we must keep going.”
The foreign secretary, who is deputising for Boris Johnson while the prime minister is in intensive care, confirmed that the three-week lockdown would be extended next week as the peak of the outbreak had not been reached.
As the daily death toll rose by 881, Mr Raab urged people to continue to observe strict measures over the Easter weekend.
He told the daily Downing Street press conference: “It’s been almost three weeks and we’re starting to see the impact of the sacrifices we’ve all made.
“But the deaths are still rising and we haven’t yet reached the peak of the virus. So it’s still too early to lift the measures that we put in place.
“We must stick to the plan and we must continue to be guided by the science.”