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The UK's coronavirus lockdown could be extended for up to 6 months with some restrictions lasting even longer

Posted On: 30 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The UK's coronavirus lockdown could be extended for up to 6 months with some restrictions lasting even longer

The UK's coronavirus lockdown could be extended for up to six months, with some social-distancing measures potentially lasting beyond that time, the deputy chief medical officer said on Sunday.
Under the national UK lockdown British people have been told not to leave their homes unless they are purchasing essential items or exercising once a day.
Non-essential shops and places of worship have been closed and weddings and baptisms banned.
Dr Jenny Harries said it would take "two or three months... but about three to six months ideally... to see at which point we can get back to normal."
She said it was "plausible could go further than that."
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The UK's coronavirus lockdown measures could be extended in some form until as late as September with some measures lasting even beyond that, one of the government's medical advisers has indicated.
Dr Jenny Harries, the UK's deputy chief medical officer, said on Sunday that the strict new...

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