UK lockdown ‘to be extended’ – The UK government is expected to confirm later that the country’s lockdown will be extended by three weeks. Emergency legislation aimed at tackling the coronavirus outbreak required ministers to review the original decision to introduce strict social distancing measures after three weeks. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he recovers from Covid-19, will lead meetings of the cabinet and senior officials where the need to continue restricting movement will be discussed.