COVID-19: Still 'a long, long way' until lockdown restrictions can be lifted

- SKY NEWS - Jan 24, 2021 -

Aubrey Allegretti -

Still a 'long, long, long way' from easing lockdown

The health secretary is worried about new variants not yet discovered, and is not sure if English schools will reopen by Easter.

It is still a "long, long, long way" before coronavirus cases are low enough for lockdown to be lifted, the health secretary has told Sky News.

Matt Hancock said "early evidence" shows tough restrictions around the UK are starting to bring the number of new infections down, but he warned the NHS remains under "enormous" pressure.

He also revealed "I really worry" about new COVID-19 variants not yet discovered and admitted the government is not sure whether schools in England will reopen fully by Easter.


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