UK Government 'draws up drastic plan to avoid second national lockdown' last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Reports claim people will be asked to shield again and the M25 could be used as a lockdown barrier for London

UK Government 'draws up drastic plan to avoid second national lockdown' last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Reports claim people will be asked to shield again and the M25 could be used as a lockdown barrier for London

UK Government 'draws up drastic plan to avoid second national lockdown' last minute news
02 August 2020 - 09:08

Breaking News ! Boris Johnson has ordered officials to draw up plans to avoid a second national lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is thinking of asking the elderly to shield once again and is considering lockdown-like conditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The reports published this morning follow the tightened restrictions imposed in the north of England including in Greater Manchester. Residents are no longer allowed to meet other households indoors or in private gardens, among other measures. On Friday, Mr Johnson halted the easing of lockdown scheduled for August 1 over evidence that the prevalence of the virus in the community in England was likely to be rising for the first time since May. Read More Related Articles Conservative MP 'arrested after former parliamentary aide accused him of rape' Read More Related Articles Further 74 UK coronavirus deaths reported in last 24 hours Planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors have been paused, but the advice for those shielding was still lifted for those in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and remains in place until August 16 for those shielding in Wales. Yet under the new proposals, a greater number of people would be asked to take part in the shielding programme, based on their age or particular risk factors that have been identified since March, said the Telegraph. Shielding is being lifted in England from August 1 It could even see those aged between 50 and 70 given “personalised risk ratings”, said the Times, in a move that would add to the 2.

. Other suggestions discussed should the R-rate escalate in the capital include restricting travel beyond the M25 and putting a stop to staying at other people’s houses. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the MEN's free daily newsletter The Times reported that the Conservative Party leader held a “war game” session with Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to run through possible options for averting another nationwide lockdown that could stall any potential economic recovery. But Downing Street sources distanced themselves from the detail in the reports, calling them “speculative”. On top of the alleged lockdown avoidance preparations, experts have speculated that ministers might have to order the closure of pubs, which were permitted to start serving again on July 4, if schools are to reopen fully in September. Professor Graham Medley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said earlier a “trade off” could be required if the Prime Minister’s pledge is to be met. His comments followed chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty’s remarks that the country was “near the limit” for opening up society following the coronavirus lockdown.

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UK Government 'draws up drastic plan to avoid second national lockdown' last minute news


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