UK Lockdown could remain for 3 months says government
Britain is currently one of the hardest hit countries in the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalised for a week with the disease and is still recovering, having delegated day-to-day running of the government to his foreign minister, Dominic Raab.
Britain went into lockdown at the end of March – later than other European countries – with people told to stay indoors except for daily exercise and buying essentials.
The confinement measures were last week renewed for another three weeks, but there are growing concerns about the toll the tough rules are having on the economy.