The UK government may look to implementing stricter protocols as the public ignore advice to avoid social contact. The measure could be in place for the next 6 months, which would include schools closing, social isolation as well as home distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
On Friday 20 March, the UK government called for an urgent meeting to discuss ways to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country.
As the general public ignore advice and protocols on social isolation, restaurants, clubs, bars, pubs, cafes, gyms and cinemas will most likely be closed due to the increasingly high number of infected patients and deaths thus far.
According to various data compiled by government advisers, people are still going to public places like pubs, even though the government encouraged them to stay indoors. This may lead to the government having no choice but to issue the ban to limit social contact.
The Uk government is still deciding whether or not stores that do not sell medical and other necessary supplies, should also be closed.
The Westend theatres have been closed until April 26, and all productions have been cancelled.
Many people are continuing to panic buy, leaving the grocery store shelves empty. Officials encouraged citizens that there is no need for panic buying as there will be no food shortages.
It is believed that shoppers have spent an extra £57.3 million on items for stockpiling. Food experts encouraged the UK government to set food rationing in place to prevent underprivileged families from going hungry.
Furthermore, the NHS informed that another 39 people passed away, increasing the nation’s death toll to 167 people.
Article was written by: Chanté Lourens