Some coronavirus lockdown rules could be made even stricter as Boris Johnson prepares plan for ‘phase two’ of crisis

Some coronavirus lockdown rules could be made even stricter as Boris Johnson prepares plan for ‘phase two’ of crisis
# 28 April 2020 00:36 (UTC +04:00)

Some coronavirus rules could be “toughened” as Britain moves into stage two of the Covid-19 pandemic, APA reports citing The Sun. 

Boris Johnson said this morning more details on changing lockdown rules will be revealed in the “coming days” – even though the official review isn’t due until May 7.

However, he repeatedly stressed that now isn’t the time to stop social distancing measures.

In a rallying cry from outside No.10, the PM warned the nation he would “refuse” to risk a second wave of cases by lifting restrictions too soon, as he came back to work for the first time since his own battle with the virus.

He said Britain was coming to the end of the first stage and would soon look to the second for how to live with the virus.

Once the NHS is sufficiently protected, case numbers fall, and PPE is secured, “then that will be the time to move on to the second phase”.

In it Britain will “continue to suppress the disease… but begin gradually to refine the economic and social restrictions”.

No10 said this lunchtime, however, that could see measures eased and others tightened.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “There could be easing in some areas.

“There could also be a toughening in other areas.

“We will not be returning immediately to life as we knew it.

“People will have to acclimatise themselves to a new normal.”

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