Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has announced to extend the lockdown in the country for “at least three weeks” to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
In a press conference held on Thursday, he told that if the lockdown exemption is given, it will not only pose a threat to public health but can also be a big threat to the economy.
Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson became ill, Donmic Raab has been assuming the responsibility of the post of Prime Minister. “So far we have not been able to reduce the rate of infection as expected,” he said.
In the UK, due to corona virus, 861 more deaths have occurred in hospitals, after which the total figure of deaths has increased to 13,729.
The lockdown was imposed on 23 March in Britain to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The government had requested people to stay at their homes and all the non-essential businesses were closed. At the same time, two people were also banned from standing near one place.
According to the opinion of the experts, the minister will assess after every three weeks how effective the lockdown rules were. Dominic Raab has said, “We are in a very delicate and dangerous phase of this pandemic. If we make any haste to exempt the lockdown then it can be a big risk.”
“There is a danger of this virus returning again, after which the lives of the people will not only be threatened, but there will be a huge loss to the economy if there is a lockdown.”
He said that after assessing the situation, it has come to know that the steps taken by the government are taking effect but there is also evidence that the virus is spreading in hospitals and care homes.
‘It is too early to waive lockdown’
The British Government’s decision came after a meeting of the Emergency Cobra Committee. The first ministers of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland attend this meeting.
80 more people have died in hospitals in Scotland. First minister Nicola Sturgeon here said that “the lockdown must continue because it is difficult to believe that the situation created by the epidemic has been controlled.”
Another 32 people have died in Wales from Corona. First Minister Mark Drakeford said, “It is too early to open the lockdown.”
At the same time, Northern Ireland has recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day, with 18 more deaths in hospitals. At the same time, 740 more deaths have been recorded in England.