All gyms, restaurants and clubs ordered to close tonight across whole of UK
Author: Wardah Sempa | Friday 20th March 2020
Boris Johnson made another announcement today at a press conference. All cafes, pubs, restaurants, gyms and other similar venues across the UK have been ordered to close from Friday evening for the foreseeable future, as Boris Johnson said it was a must to take more urgent steps to reduce the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus.
At a press conference, the prime minister said that the time had come to take “the next steps on scientific advice”. It's alleged that such a closure could only happen in London, which has notably greater levels of coronavirus infection than other parts of the country. Restaurants will still be able to offer takeaway and delivery services, and shops will be able to remain open.
The capital has allegedly the highest rate of infection and deaths so far in the UK – about a third of the total. Johnson also said the situation would be reviewed monthly to see whether the measures could be relaxed.