Boris Johnson puts UK on lockdown over coronavirus, lists reasons Brits are allowed to leave their homes
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered citizens to stay at home unless it’s for work, Going to a medical appointment or providing care to a vulnerable person.
The PM declared the fight against Coronavirus “a national emergency” as Tens of thousands of non-essential shops were ordered to close. Communal play and exercise areas inside parks will also be shut down, but not parks themselves.
All gatherings of more than two people in public were forbidden – meaning a ban on all social events, including weddings and baptisms.
Places of worship such as churches and mosques was also shut, except to host for funerals…And travel on roads, trains and buses was also banned, unless it’s essential to get to work.
Johnson said, all Brits will only be allowed to leave home from now onwards for four reasons:
-Travel to work, -Shopping for basic necessities, but as infrequently as possible, -Taking one form of exercise a day, alone or with members of your household, such as walking, running or cycling, -Going to a medical appointment or providing care to a vulnerable person.
Boris stated that anyone found breaking the rules will be fined at least £30 – and up to £1,000 if they fail to self-isolation.
The announcement from Johnson comes after it was revealed that 46 more people had been killed by the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 303.
Boris said: “Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.