Coronavirus - UK government preparing a total social lockdown across much of northern Britain

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

So reports the Times on COVID-19 developments in the UK. 

Lockdown in response to the accelerating (still) numbers of new covid cases
  • preparing to enforce a total social lockdown across much of northern Britain and potentially London
  • all pubs, restaurants and bars would be ordered to shut for two weeks initially
  • Households would also be banned indefinitely from meeting each other in any indoor location where they were not already under the order
  • Schools would stay open as well as shops, factories and offices at which staff could not work from home.

The social lockdown was among options presented to the cabinet’s Covid-19 strategy committee before last week’s new restrictions.



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