Two Week Lockdown Measures Could Be Announced By Boris Johnson As Soon As Tuesday
Author: Tom Dingley | Saturday 19th September 2020
Boris Johnson could announce plans for a two-week lockdown as early as Tuesday to combat the current rise in COVID-19 cases across the UK.
The government are planning a two week lockdown period to attempt to slow down the current ongoing spread of the coronavirus in the UK. This is being called a 'circuit breaker' and is a tactic that we are likely to see used again over the next 6 months as and when needed to slow the virus down.
The lockdown will mean that venues such as pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities will close for a fortnight to stop people mixing in these areas and therefore decreasing the likelihood of people passing the virus on to others using these facilities.
Professor Neil Ferguson has warned that action needs to be taken 'sooner rather than later' to avoid an increase in COVID-19 deaths and claims that if we do not take the necessary precautions needed then we will end up in a situation where we are likely to need a longer lockdown period with stricter measures in place which Boris Johnson is eager to avoid in order to keep the economy going.
Yesterday - 18th September - saw the highest daily rise in new cases for 4 months, since May 8th according to data gathered from the Office for National Statistics.