London — Boris Johnson’s government tried to damp the expectation that the UK’s coronavirus lockdown will be significantly rolled back as top scientists warned the country’s infection rate has crept upward in recent days.

The prime minister will set out a plan for how the restrictions will be eased in a statement to the nation on Sunday. A person familiar with the matter suggested rules may not change significantly until June, when small shops may be allowed to reopen. Details are not expected to be finalised until Sunday, as Johnson’s team consider the latest data...

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