There have been the fear of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic striking again in Europe especially in the UK as the disease spreads more. England is therefore improving on measures to be taken in order to improve on the situation in order to reduce the case to the barest minimum as much as possible.
This includes restrictive measures which could potentially lead to more lockdown within the country. According to a Junior health minister on Monday, attempts could be made to further the social distancing measures whereby people are enjoyed to stay in their homes in order to flatten the curves.
“We don’t want to bring on new restrictions but of course we keep a constant eye on what is going on with the COVID rate,” Junior Health Minister Helen Whately told Sky News. “We were looking at what we might be able to do.”
Ministers were also reported to be preparing to enforce a complete social lockdown across the northern England as well as London according to The Times newspaper with the paper also stating these public places will include bars, restaurants and other public gathering to be halted for at least two weeks.
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Junior Health Minister Helen Whately further stated that the country is in dire situation which requires the COVID-19 pandemic to be put under absolute control in the country even though she didn’t directly address the reports made by The Times newspaper when asked about it.
“This is the moment when we have an opportunity – we have a choice for the country – to get this back under control,” Whately said. “We have to break these chains of transmission.”
Whately further showed pictures from the weekend after pubs were required to shutdown early and that showed crowds of young visitors outside pubs who were “worrying.”