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Thursday, May 7, latest;

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in his coronavirus briefing that the UK should expect only modest changes to the lockdown restrictions when Boris Johnson addresses the nation on Sunday.

He also confirmed people should continue to follow physical distancing guidelines over the bank holiday weekend as the Government consider the next phase of its pandemic response, with Raab refusing to be drawn into rumoured changes.

“As we enter another long bank holiday weekend I think the message is very clear: follow the guidance. There is no change today in the guidance or in the rules, but the prime minister will set out a roadmap on Sunday”, said Raab.

“Any changes in the short-term will be modest, small and incremental, very carefully monitored, and as for now there’s no changes.”

Raab also said that the rate of transmission was down overall, and especially in London, but he admitted that a “challenge remains in care homes”.

 

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