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Britain weighs London lockdown in worst-case scenario: Media

Britain weighs London lockdown in worst-case scenario: Media

2/8/2020 12:14:00 PM

Britain weighs London lockdown in worst-case scenario: Media

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering sealing off Greater London and ordering at-risk members of the population to stay at home under a potential scenario designed to avert a second national lockdown, according to news reports on Saturday (Aug 1).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Possible measures include locking down the capital if infection rates spike and tightening quarantine rules on those flying into Britain, The Sunday Telegraph reported. There would be travel curbs in and out of the M25 highway encircling Greater London and a ban on overnight stays, according to the Sunday Times.

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Elderly people and those considered to have an increased risk from Covid-19 could be asked to stay at home, and"harder" local lockdowns could be ordered than the restrictions already imposed on parts of northern England.The reports come less than two days after the government postponed the planned easing of lockdown measures amid a surge in infections. Johnson ditched plans to reopen leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, and cancelled trials aimed at getting sports fans back into stadiums.

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