England faces longer Covid-19 lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the lockdown, which starts on Nov 5, will last at least a month. PHOTO: AFP

Less than a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday a month-long lockdown for England, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove signalled that the measures may have to be extended if they fail to contain the spread of Covid-19. "It will get reviewed on Dec 2," he said in an interview.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2020, with the headline England faces longer Covid-19 lockdown. Subscribe