The UK is facing a “significant period” of strict measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said. The number of people who have died with the virus in the UK has reached 1,228 – an increase of 209 since Saturday. Speaking at the Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, England’s deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries said it could be six months before life in the UK returns to “normal”. She added: “This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months”, but stressed the country has to be “responsible” in its actions and reduce social distancing measures “gradually”. Lockdown measures will be reviewed for the first time in three weeks.