Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

Boris Johnson Sends UK Into Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The UK is going into lockdown for at least three weeks, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson enacted strict limits on Monday that govern where people can go and when they can leave their homes.

These rules are meant to fight the ongoing spread of coronavirus, which has killed 335 people I the nation so far. “You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say ‘No.’ You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home,” Johnson said in a televised address.  

“You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say ‘No.’ You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home,” Johnson said in a televised address.

The few exceptions to these restrictions include shopping for necessities, once-per-day exercise, providing medical services and commuting to work if one’s job is absolutely essential. Shops, gyms, and churches are among the gathering places that will be shut down, with police on alert to break up groups and issue fines if need be.

“No prime minister wants to enact measures like this. I know the damage that this disruption is doing and will do to people’s lives, to their businesses and to their jobs,” Johnson said.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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