Boris Johnson taking flack over latest lockdown
As Boris Johnson announced a 4 week lockdown across the whole of England people were quick to criticise him for not doing it sooner which, they say, could have a devastating affect and cost people their lives.
He stated last week that a lockdown would not be needed, however the segmented rules and localised restrictions have failed to work meaning that he has been forced to once again close down the country.
The lockdown will last until 2nd December with the normal 80% fulough payments extended across this period and means that pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail outlets will again be closed from this Thursday.
Exercising and socialising in outdoor public areas will be permitted with your household or one other person however this will not be the case indoors or in your garden.
Travelling to work is permitted if you are unable to work from home and colleges ,schools and nurseries will remain open, unlike the first lockdown.
Labour leader Sir Keir Stamer called for the Prime Minister to take this action back in September and said on Saturday that he was glad that Mr Johnson had “finally taken the decision it should have been taken weeks ago”.
He went on to say that “three weeks ago I called for a circuit break in England, in line with SAGE’s recommendation to bring infections down.” however the Government completely rejected it at the time only to announce the exact same thing now.
The Prime Minister has warned that the infection rates are spreading faster than the worst case scenario could of predicted and said “Unless we act, we could see deaths in this country running at several thousand a day – a peak of mortality, alas, bigger than the one we saw in April.”
He has also warned people to expect a “different” Christmas this year although he hopes that families will be able to re-unite after this lockdown. He finished off by saying “It is my sincere hope and belief that by taking tough action now we can allow families across the country to be together.”
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