British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to give a daily briefing on COVID-19. Over 70’s are expected to be kept in self-isolation as part of the new measures that are to be implemented by the government to help reduce the Coronavirus death toll.
The Uk has a recorded 1,391 confirmed cases and a total of 35 deaths resulting from COVID-19.
With the elderly and those with already underlying chronic diseases being more susceptible to the virus, the UK government will be looking at isolating the over 70’s to reduce the risk of infection and possible death.
The isolation is also to help reduce the strain on the health service under industry which is already struggling to cater for the rapid increase in cases across the UK.
The elderly will still be able to go for walks in order to stretch and get some fresh air but only when necessary. The whole point of the self-isolation is to reduce contact amongst them and the rest of the general public as the casualty rate amongst the elderly is much higher.
As a result of the soon to be imposed ‘self-isolation’, BBC has decided to postpone the implementation of its fee changes until August which was to do away with free television for the elderly.
As the government is now encouraging that they stay inside, they no longer have to worry about moving about to ensure that their licenses are paid in time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to formally make the announcement any day from now as he gives his daily Coronavirus updates.