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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Dominic Raab warns it’s ‘too early’ to lift lockdown as UK deaths jump by 881 to 7,978

BORIS Johnson’s deputy Dominic Raab has warned it is way too early to lift the lockdown as the UK’s death toll nears 8,000.

The Foreign Secretary’s warning came amid fears the fine weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend, will lead to crowds flocking to beaches, parks and beauty spots.

Meanwhile Boris was moved out of intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital after spending three nights there.

He had been making "positive steps forward" in his coronavirus recovery, Raab said today.

Tonight, the nation applauded NHS workers and carers in what was known as Clap for Carers.

The applause was made after said news broke today about two NHS nurses, two consultants and a hospital admin worker being among the killer virus' latest victims.

Earlier Raab chaired an emergency Cobra meeting to review the UK's coronavirus lockdown measures.

He apologised to the British public for the sacrifices they were making but urged everyone to stay indoors over the bank holiday Easter weekend.

This comes as deaths in the UK increased by 881 – bringing the UK total to 7,978.

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