England’s month-long lockdown could be extended

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England’s month-long lockdown could be extended beyond the 2nd of December if necessary said Minister Michael Gove while he was interviewed by Sky News.

Gove defended the reintroduction of restrictions in the UK, having previously rejected it. he said that the situation has been worse than anyone expected.

He also warned the National Health System would be overwhelmed unless action was taken.

As from last Thursday until 2nd December, people in England will only be allowed to leave their homes for specific reasons, such as education, work or food shopping.

Minister Micheal Gove said on Skynews that the UK government will review the data during November and when asked if the national lockdown could be extended, he said Yes.

On Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of a greater number of COVID-19 deaths this winter than during the first wave of the pandemic, in the spring, without tougher measures.