By NewsDesk @bactiman63
With cases rising rapidly in the United Kingdom, with more than 157,000 cases reported in the past week and topping one million total cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a month long lockdown.
Johnson said Saturday, “And so now is the time to take action because there is no alternative.
“From Thursday until the start of December, you must stay at home.
“You may only leave home for specific reasons, including:
“For education; For work, say if you cannot work from home; For exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household or on your own with one person from another household; For medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm; To shop for food and essentials; And to provide care for vulnerable people, or as a volunteer.
“I’m afraid non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will all be closed – though click and collect services can continue and essential shops will remain open, so there is no need to stock up.
“Pubs, bars, restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery services.
“Workplaces should stay open where people can’t work from home – for example in the construction or manufacturing sectors.
“Single adult households can still form exclusive support bubbles with one other household, and children will still be able to move between homes if their parents are separated.”
The UK joins other European countries in partial or full lockdowns as cases on the continent rise.
Johnson went on to say:
“These measures above all will be time-limited, starting next Thursday 5 November. They will end on Wednesday 2 December, when we will seek to ease restrictions, going back into the tiered system on a local and regional basis according to the latest data and trends.
“Christmas is going to be different this year, very different, but it is my sincere hope and belief that by taking tough action now, we can allow families across the country to be together.”
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