Total social lockdown likely to be enforced in northern Britain, London: The Times
LONDON (UK) – The government is thinking of enforcing a total social lockdown in most parts of northern Britain and London to fight the surge of the second wave of COVID-19, The Times reported late on Sunday.
As per the new norms, all pubs, restaurants and bars could be told to remain shut for two weeks initially, mentioned the report.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier last week had said a new lockdown across the nation would put jobs, livelihoods at risk.
The report also said that households would be prevented from mingling with each other in indoor locations where they were not under the order.
Last week, the government had imposed new curbs urging people to work from home as far as possible and ordered hospitality businesses to close early and the new curbs could last up to six months.
Meanwhile, schools and shops will be allowed to remain open and so will factories and offices where the staff have to report for duty, The Times said.