LONDON – Britain is too young to score on COVID-19, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, warning that a second world shutdown could be closed if people did not comply with government regulations designed to stem the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in the past weeks to more than 4,000 a day. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it the second wave and drastic measures were taken to close areas around the country – which London is likely to follow.
Hancock later told the BBC that a second national closure was possible.
“I’m not abandoning you, I don’t want to see you,” he said.
Johnson announced a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($ 12,900) on Saturday for people in England who break new rules that require them to isolate themselves when in contact with a person with COVID-19.
In addition to strict rules on social gatherings across the country, many cities and states in Britain have been subject to ‘local restrictions’, greatly reducing where people can meet.
Asked for comments from London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said on Friday that new borders were becoming more and more important in the capital, Hancock said: “I have had discussions this week with the Mayor of London, and parties are meeting today to discuss more. ”
Hancock was also asked on Times Radio whether it was possible for Londoners to be told to work from home later this week, and he said: “I will not give up on that.”
Labor Party leader Keir Starmer said he would support any government initiative, but criticized the government’s plan to assess the inability to meet additional needs as schools return.