Nicola Sturgeon extends lockdown for 3 weeks and warns lifting it could be ‘catastrophic’

# 04:33
8 May 2020

Nicola Sturgeon has today extended Scotland's lockdown for 3 weeks and warned lifting it could be "catastrophic", APA reports citing The Sun. 

Scotland First Minister revealed the lockdown would continue despite signs of progress.

Speaking at her daily press conference, Ms Sturgeon warned ending it too soon would be "catastrophic" as it was claimed Britain could ease restrictions as soon as Monday.

She said:“The other possible changes reported in the media today - such as encouraging more people back to work now or opening beer gardens or encouraging more use of public transport - would not, in my judgement, be safe for us to make yet.

"And I believe that for us to drop the clear, well understood ‘Stay at Home’ message right now could be a potentially catastrophic mistake."

The Sun earlier revealed Brits will be set free to enjoy unlimited exercise from Monday.

Cafes could re-open and outdoor spaces soon after, and park picnics may also be on again, as long as people stay two metres apart.

It comes as Boris Johnson was tipped to ditch Britain's "Stay at Home" message as he prepares to ease the UK's lockdown measures next week.

The PM will address the nation on Sunday with a roadmap for how to tweak the current lockdown measures, some of which may come into effect the very next day.