LONDON (Reuters)-A junior health minister said on Monday that the British government is considering stricter restrictions on England in response to the rapid acceleration of the second round of the novel coronavirus outbreak and may prohibit more social activities between families.
Junior Health Minister Helen Whately told Sky News: “We don̵
The Times stated that ministers are preparing to implement a comprehensive social blockade in most parts of northern England and possibly in London. The newspaper stated that all bars, restaurants and bars will be ordered to close for two weeks.
When asked about the Times report, Whiteley said that the country is at a very serious time and therefore COVID-19 must be controlled. She did not give a direct response to the report of closing the bar.
Whately said: “This is the moment we have the opportunity-we have the choice of the country-to bring this situation under control.” “We must break these chains of transmission.”
She said the photos taken over the weekend were “worrisome” after the bar was ordered to close as soon as possible.
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Bill Schomberg; Editing by Michael Holden