PUBLISHED: 17:08, Thu, Apr 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:49, Thu, Apr 9, 2020
Dominic Raab insisted the British Government will not be able to review the coronavirus lockdown measures until next week. The Foreign Secretary apologised to Britons across the country for their sacrifice as he urged them to stay indoors during Easter weekend. Mr Raab said: "We’re not done yet, we must keep going."
Mr Raab insisted the strict social distancing measures the Government rolled out are starting to show their impact on the spread of the virus.
However, the Foreign Secretary said the Government will wait to decide on whether to extend the lockdown until scientific evidence shows the number of coronavirus cases is steadily slowing down.
Mr Raab said: "Let me be very clear about this – the measures will have to stay in place until we’ve got the evidence that clearly shows we’ve moved beyond the peak.
"I know these restrictions take their toll day in, day out on people’s livelihoods, on people’s quality of life, on people’s mental health.
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Dominc Raab apologised as he announced the coronavirus lockdown review will happen after Easter (Image: BBC/GETTY)
Dominic Raab said the Government will wait until they have strong evidence to lift the lockdown (Image: BBC)
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"And I appreciate it is often the little things that hurt the most."
The Foreign Secretary continued: "With the Easter Bank Holiday coming up, I normally spend it with my two boys, their grandparents, doing an Easter egg hunt and I know there’s going to be lots of