How many coronavirus cases are in the UK

How many coronavirus cases are in the UK

What does that mean for the UK?

On March 23, Boris Johnson placed the UK on a police-enforced lockdown with drastic new measures in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

The Prime Minister ordered people only to leave their homes under a list of “very limited purposes”, banned public gatherings of more than two people and ordered the closure of non-essential shops.

Every citizen must comply with these new measures and the relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them through fines and dispersing gatherings.

On April 16, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, deputising for the Prime Minister, extended the lockdown by “at least” three more weeks.

Mr Raab said lifting social distancing restrictions too early would risk a deadly second wave of the virus.

“Any change to our social distancing measures now would risk a significant increase in the spread of the virus,” he said.

At the end of April, the Prime Minister said the country could see the “sunlight and pasture” beyond the virus, hinting that lockdown measures could be lifted soon. 

Mr Johnson announced a step by step strategy for phase two of the lockdown on Sunday, in which he spoke about a gradual easing of the restrictions, rather than a wholesale lifting of the lockdown. However, reaction to his speech was fierce, with many accusing the Prime Minister of confusing the British public.

On Monday 11 May Mr Johnson published his “roadmap” for getting the UK out of the lockdown, which set out a three-phase strategy for gradually lifting the current restrictions.

Read more: Can I see friends and family?

Read Original – Click Here


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


©2020 U-K-News.Com - News Network

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account