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British ministers prepare for social lockdown in northern Britain, London - The Times

 

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FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk past closed retail stores, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Croydon, south London, Britain, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

 

(Reuters) - The British government is planning to enforce a total social lockdown across a majority of northern Britain and potentially London, to combat a second wave of COVID-19, The Times reported late on Sunday.

 

Under the new lockdown measures being considered, all pubs, restaurants and bars would be ordered to shut for two weeks initially, the report said.

 

Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said any new national lockdown would threaten jobs, livelihoods and human contact.

 

The report added that households would also be banned indefinitely from meeting each other in any indoor location where they were not already under the order.

 

Britain had last week imposed new measures that required people to work from home where possible and had ordered restaurants and bars to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19, with new restrictions lasting probably six months.

 

Schools and shops be allowed to remain open, along with factories and offices at which staff could not work from home, the Times added, citing a senior government source.

 

(Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

 

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Hats off to Boris and the Tory government for the professional way they have handled this epidemic at every stage from ensuring no shortages of PPE, care homes fully protected and a world beating test

They say 75% of car accidents occur within 25 miles of your home......safer to live somewhere else.

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Victoria, Australia prohibitive lockdown measures have been tested and are successful.  Now coming to northern Britain and possibly London.  Will the Brits fare better than the Aussies?

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47 minutes ago, Surelynot said:

Hats off to Boris and the Tory government for the professional way they have handled this epidemic at every stage from ensuring no shortages of PPE, care homes fully protected and a world beating test, track and trace system to control the spread of the virus.....no other government in the world could even come close.

 

I have no doubt the EU FTA will have been handled in the same manner.

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When all this nonsense is over, the courts are going to be so filled for the next 10 years with ppi-like Covid claims that the whole legal system will crash, the government will be broke and 75% of all care homes closed due to bankruptcy 

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2 hours ago, Chelseafan said:

 

Very easy to blame the Government but ultimately its the general public who should take most of the blame.

 

Yes...agree.....all those old people clogging up the NHS...... demanding to be returned to their care homes without even asking for a covid test.....they deserved to die.

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2 hours ago, Chelseafan said:

 

Very easy to blame the Government but ultimately its the general public who should take most of the blame.

 

There is some truth in that, but it is 90% govt policy that is at fault. Current second wave was entirely avoidable, but business pressures from pubs and universities especially made things a lot worse than they should have been

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