Sunday, March 29, 2020, latest;
England’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, warned at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing that it could be six months before life in the UK returns to normal.
She added: “This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months,” but, she continued, the UK had to be “responsible” in its actions and reduce social distancing measures “gradually”.
The latest figures for the number of people in the UK to have died with coronavirus reached 1,228 over the weekend.
Dr Harries went on further to add that the government would review the lockdown measures for the first time in three weeks but warned against any immediate reverts to normal way of living.
She continued: “If we stop then all of our efforts will be wasted and we could potentially see a second peak.
“So over time, probably over the next six months, we will have a three-week review. We will see where we are going.”