İrem GÖL -TDO- Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of mass testing for coronavirus and social distancing allowing the UK to return to some form of normality by summer, while stressing that tougher measures such as shutting down cities remained a possibility. The next 12 weeks could “turn the tide of this disease” if the stricts measures are taken.
The government today discussed a new clampdown on London with pubs, cinemas and gyms possibly being ordered to close to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. An announcement could be made within hours, after crisis planners became increasingly concerned that too many people were continuing to ignore social distancing advice, making the spread of the virus more likely. The government had been considering a formal ban on Thursday and was braced to announce it, but pulled back. Among senior government figures there is a deep reluctance to issue banning orders.