The Prime Minister addressed the nation during his Downing Street briefing, pleading with the public to not gather indoors during rainy weather. Mr Johnson iterated that this is to avoid any possibilities in increasing coronavirus transmissions amongst the public.
Boris Johnson spoke from a place of urgency, when explaining the risks which come with moving the outdoor gathering to the indoors and stated that this will most likely isolate and increase chances of transmission, if there were an individual who unknowingly contracted the virus.
“Some of you may be tempted to move the gatherings you’ve been enjoying outdoors indoors out of the rain. I really urge you: don’t do that” urges the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister added that the decision to allow outdoor gatherings was permitted because the chances of becoming infected with the coronavirus are less likely than when compared to being confined within a particular space with an infected individual.
Mr Johnson outlines that rainy or bad weather does not permit the public from breaking social distancing regulations as he stated that “breaking these rules could undermine and reverse all the progress we’ve made together”.
The death toll pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic is now at a staggering 39,728 with scientific experts expecting these numbers to increase if the government does not implement caution into the easing of lockdown measures.
England has been under strict lockdown measures since the end of March and are in the process of lifting some of the stricter lockdown extremes which is why the Prime Minister encourages citizens to refrain from engaging in gathering indoors to avoid a resurgence in coronavirus infections.