The United Kingdom's coronavirus lockdown measures will be extended for at least three more weeks.
First Secretary of State Dominic Raab announced the extension on Thursday, reports the BBC.
Dominic Raab said there have been indications that social distancing measures in place are showing success.
But government advisers say the evidence is "mixed and inconsistent", and in some settings infections are increasing.
He adds: "We still don't have infection rates down as much as we need to.
"Any change to social distancing measures now would risk significant increase in infections," he says, as well as a second peak and an increase in the number of deaths.
As a result, the government will keep the current measures in place for three more weeks.