UK extends its lockdown for at least 3 more weeks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is still recuperating from COVID-19, has remained absent from the public debate over how long the lockdown will last.
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As president trump here in this country talks about that phased in reopening of the economy, tonight, the uk just extending its lockdown for at least three more weeks. As the prime minister, who was slow to enact any lockdown at all, continues his recovery from the virus. And tonight, the uk reporting a trend we've seen in other countries. Men dying at nearly twice the rate of women. Ian Pannell from London tonight. Reporter: Tonight, Britain locked down for at least three more weeks. The worst thing that we could do right now is to ease up too soon. Allow a second peak of the virus to hit the nhs and the British people. Reporter: The government here under pressure to say how and when they'll lift the lockdown. Today, the uk health secretary responding angrily to questions. This core messaging of stay at home to protect the nhs to save lives, that has a direct impact how many people follow the guidelines. So just if -- Let me please. Heat me finish this answer. Reporter: Still absent from the public debate, British prime minister Boris Johnson, who was discharged from hospital a week ago, but still recuperating from the virus, thanking health care workers for saving his life. But many not so lucky. Government experts have analyzed the deaths of almost 4,000 people from covid-19 in March. They found men had a significantly higher rate of death, double that of women. There are a number of theorys as to why men are more susceptible. One is lifestyle. And the other is cultural. Men sometimes try to tough it out and are much later seeblging medical help. David? Going to be a lot of study on this ahead. Ian, thank you. And when we come back here, Dr. Jen Ashton and your

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