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Coronavirus in UK live blog as it happened: lockdown measures likely to be extended according to cabinet minister

Officials say that lockdown measures are likely to stay in place for a number of weeks (Photo: Shutterstock)
Officials say that lockdown measures are likely to stay in place for a number of weeks (Photo: Shutterstock)

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