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  • The Government has extended the UK-wide lockdown, Dominic Raab has announced, as he declared: “We’re not done yet.”

    Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Mr Raab said people might be wondering when restrictions would be lifted, with a sunny bank holiday weekend approaching.

    “Thank you for your sacrifice, but also, we’re not done yet,” he said.

    “We must keep going.”

    The lockdown measures will be in place until at least the end of next week, he said.

    The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 7,978, an increase of 881 in the last 24 hours, Dominic Raab has announced.

    243,421 people have been tested for the virus, and 65,077 have tested positive.
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    Dominic Rennie Raab is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019.

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