UK lockdown to formally be extended TODAY after crunch Cabinet – but England easing measures coming on Monday


BRITAIN’S lockdown will be formally extended today after another review of the measures.

Boris Johnson held his Cabinet for a crunch meeting today, who have to by law look at the coronavirus lockdown measures once again.

Boris Johnson held a Cabinet meeting today to discuss the lockdown

Dominic Raab is expected to reveal at tonight’s press conference that nothing will change in the next few days.

And he will tip the public to watch Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Sunday for more new information.

The PM said yesterday that he will speak at the weekend about the future measures, with the hope of changing some as early as Monday.

The Government will continue getting all the latest scientific information over the weekend before making any changes.

Another Cabinet meeting may also take place beforehand.

The PM will address the nation on Sunday at 7pm, expected to be in a video message similar to the one he released when he announced the lockdown on March 23.

And more information on what exactly that will mean will come in the next few days.

HOAR revealed today that Brits are set to be told they can go out to exercise as much as they want, and to be allowed to go to sunbathe in parks from next week.

No major changes to the nationwide lockdown are expected, however.

But this afternoon Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the controls will continue to stay strict north of the border.

She confirmed another three weeks of lockdown, and insisted it was too soon to consider any measures to be eased.

And Wales – which also has a higher rate of infection than England – will also stick closely to the lockdown rules.

It means the measures will likely be different from next week in England – compared to Scotland and Wales, and will risk confusing the public.

Nicola Sturgeon today confirmed the lockdown would continue with no easing in Scotland

Devolved countries technically have the power over health matters in their own areas.

Downing Street has said it wanted all countries to move as one in and out of the lockdown.