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UK coronavirus restrictions could last six months, warns deputy chief medical officer.

THE UK's coronavirus restrictions could last for six months, the deputy chief medical officer warned today.

Dr Jenny Harries refused to rule out extending the lockdown, and suggested the restrictions would depend on the peak of the virus.

Speaking at today's press conference, the medical expert explained the restrictions would be guided by the infection rate.

Dr Harries explained there would be a review of the lockdown in three weeks, a review of the curve in two to three months, then one of the social distancing measures in up to half a year.

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