Lockdown stays until June – PM Boris Johnson expected to declares no early end to coronavirus curbs

PM Boris Johnson is expected to declare lockdown will stay until June today.

He will meet with Cabinet to thrash out an ‘exit strategy’ before a daily coronavirus briefing for the first time since falling ill with the killer disease.

He is likely to point out that allowing the virus to run rampant again would do even worse damage.

Government sources have indicated it is ‘too early’ to talk about easing lockdown rules.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said in interviews this morning that the mood among ministers was ‘extreme caution,’ and an extension for another three weeks is likely when the formal review takes place on May 7.

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Lizzie Day