With the number of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths on the increase around the UK, government officials expect the lockdown to be extended beyond Easter holidays.
The UK recorded a total of 60,733 confirmed positive cases and 7,097 COVID-19 related deaths as of Wednesday 8 April. Ministers will meet and decide whether to “enhance or change” the lockdown regulations next week with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden stating that the public would have to “stick to the path that we’ve chosen” until the review is held.
Scotland and Wales have already extended the period of their lockdown due to the increasing number of cases being experienced.
With the Easter weekend approaching and the warm sunny weather being experienced, the temptation for Britons to flout the lockdown regulations and spend the weekend outside is at an all-time high.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Kay Burley@Breakfast :
“I don’t think there is any possibility, any likelihood of these lockdown measures being lifted immediately or even imminently,”