The UK has been almost three weeks in lockdown affecting millions of people and their families, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Home Secretary Priti Patel told the nation on Saturday during a Downing Street press briefing that it would be wrong to speculate over then the lockdown will end.
Patel said, “When it comes to the long-term situation none of us can stand here today, and it would be wrong for us to do this, and speculate in terms of when restrictions might move and when they will be lifted.
“This government, and rightly so, is following the scientific advice through, which meets twice a week, Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies), to look at the type of measures and approaches that we are taking as a government.”
The NHS England medical director, Professor Steve Powis said at the briefing over when the lockdown will be lifted.
He said, “there is no magical solution.”
Professor Powis added, “This was never going to be a sprint, this is a marathon.”
The total UK deaths now stands at 9,875 and according to a medical expert the death toll is likely to surpass 10,000 on Easter Sunday.
A total of 823 new cases were recorded in England, NHS England said the patients were aged between 11 and 102-years old.
Out of the victims 33 who had no known underlying health conditions, were aged between 29 and 94-years old.
The Department said on Saturday there have been 917 more deaths across the UK including an 11-year old boy.
As Britons are still flouting the lockdown and social distancing measures a Cabinet minister wants a French-style “permission slip policy” to implement extreme lockdown measures.