March 29, 2020 / 9:39 AM / in 2 months

UK should be prepared for significant period of coronavirus lockdown

Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove speaks at a digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain March 27, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons should be prepared for a significant period in lockdown as the government tries to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, senior minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.

“Everyone I think does have to prepare for a significant period when these measures are still in place,” he told the BBC.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Catherine Evans

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