(Reuters)-The Times reported on Sunday evening that the British government plans to implement a comprehensive social lockdown on most of the entire northern UK and possibly London to combat the second wave of COVID-19.
According to the report, all bars, restaurants and bars will initially be ordered to close for two weeks after considering new lockdown measures.
Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that any new national blockade would threaten jobs, livelihoods and interpersonal relations.
The report added that families will also be prohibited indefinitely from meeting each other at any indoor location where they have not yet been ordered.
The United Kingdom adopted new measures last week to require people to work from home when possible, and ordered restaurants and bars to close early in response to the rapidly spreading second wave of COVID-1
The New York Times quoted a high-level government source as saying that schools and shops, as well as factories and offices are allowed to remain open, and factories and offices are not allowed to work from home.
Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bangalore; Editing by Daniel Wallis