CORONAVIRUS is forcing countries to into lockdown and the UK could follow suit. This draconian move involves restricting the movement of residents and only allowing people to leave home to attend essential work, go to a hospital or purchase food or medicine. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Will the UK go into lockdown over coronavirus? Despite PM Boris Johnson describing the pandemic as “the worst public health crisis for a generation”, there has been no plans so far for the UK to go into lockdown. But this could change in the coming days. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will table the Emergency Coronavirus Bill setting out measures aimed at slowing the spread and supporting the NHS and workers in the Commons on Thursday. The legislation will be presented as the Army prepares to help out in the crisis and Londoners faced the prospect of a lockdown in the coming days Following the advice of experts, the UK has said it will be adopting a staged response which includes daily briefings to the public.Ministers have said it is important to get the timing right for stricter measures. When could London go into lockdown? London may… Read full this story
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