UK's Raab says virus not peaked; too early to lift lockdown

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday Britain had not yet reached the peak of the coronavirus epidemic and that it was too early to lift the lockdown.

Experts were still gathering data on the lockdown and it was too early to say conclusively whether it was working, he told reporters.

Raab, standing in for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, told reporters he did not expect to be able to say more on the lockdown until late next week.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison, editing by Andy Bruce)