Too soon to think about summer holidays, says UK interior minister

News conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London
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LONDON (Reuters) - It is too early for Britons to start anticipating the end of lockdown and booking summer holidays, interior minister Priti Patel said on Thursday, warning that the COVID-19 pandemic was still putting pressure on health services.

"It is far too early ... to speculate around restrictions, such as the point you just made: should people be booking a holiday," Patel told a news conference.

"The advice is very clear we are in a lockdown, the public should be staying at home."

(Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by William James; editing by Sarah Young)