The Foreign Secretary outlined what the British public can expect during phase two of the UK Government’s lockdown measures. Mr Raab stated during the daily coronavirus press conference that the new measures would be more sustainable with a specific focus on preventing lasting damage to jobs and livelihoods.
Mr Raab said: “As we consider the decisions we take next to protect life and also our way of life it is now clear that the second phase will be different.
“We will need to adjust to a new normal where we as a society adapt to safe new ways to work, travel, interact and go about our daily lives.
“We have never experienced anything like this first stage of COVID-19 in terms of the scale of the lives lost but also the lockdown that it has required.
“As we go forward we want to make sure that the next phase is more comfortable, more sustainable and prevents lasting damage to jobs and livelihoods.
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“But we need to be under no illusions the next stage will not be easy.”
He continued: “If we are going to protect life and preserve our way of life, we must continue to be guided by the scientific advice we receive.
“We must make sure the next steps we take are sustainable.”
At the time of writing, Britain has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and the second-highest death toll.
The UK has more than 194,000 cases in total at the time of writing.
The death toll in Britain is currently higher than 29,000 people.
A total of 693 people died as a result of coronavirus today in the UK.
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Worldwide there have been more than 3,600,000 COVID-19 cases at the time of writing.
The death toll has reached more than 250,000.
More than 1,200,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 1,200,000 confirmed cases.