Britons could be subject to blocking measures for six months or more, UK deputy chief Jenny Harries said on Sunday, warning the country of a second wave of coronavirus if it is picked up too quickly.
The government has announced in three weeks time that it will review the blocking measures initiated last Monday.
Jenny Harries said it was too early to know if they had the desired effect of reducing the peak of the virus's spread in the UK.
"We cannot suddenly go back to our normal way of life, it would be quite dangerous. If we stop, all our efforts will be wasted and we could possibly see a second climax," said Jenny Harries at a press conference.
"Over time, probably in the next six months, we will have a three-week review, we will see where we are going. We have to hold this lid open and then we will gradually be able to hopefully become part of the social Adapt distancing. " gradually measures and brings us all back to normal. "
Jenny Harries added that it was a "moving target" and "we just have to wait and see how successful we were".
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