'No 10 also suggested the three-week review into whether the coronavirus lockdown could be eased would not go ahead as planned on Monday.
Asked on BBC Breakfast when the measures might be lifted, Mr Argar said the scientific evidence "isn't yet there to allow us to make us a decision".
"We have to be over that peak before we can think about making changes," he said, adding: "It's too early to say when we will reach that peak."'
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* Edward Argar MP Charnwood - Minister of State for Health - operational performance; Long Term Plan Bill; finance, efficiency and commercial; NHS capital, land and estates; transformation; NHS England mandate; devolved administrations – non-EU Exit; secondary legislation; departmental management; EU Exit, global development and trade; sponsorship of: NHSE, NHSI, NHSBSA