Boris Johnson considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections (Sky News)

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    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections – By Beth Rigby and Greg Heffer (Sky News) / Sept 18 2020

    Government figures stressed the plans being drawn up stopped short of a full national lockdown, as seen in the spring.

    Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions – possibly as soon as next week – as the prime minister races to try and get a handle on the spread of coronavirus.

    With COVID-19 cases now doubling every seven to eight days, the government is looking at introducing nationwide restrictions for a short period to try to “short-circuit” the virus and slow the spread of the disease.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street, Westminster, London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament.

    Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions

    Government figures stressed the plans being drawn up stopped short of a full national lockdown, as seen in the spring, when the country was told to “stay at home”.

    Proposals being worked up for such a “circuit break” could see essential travel to schools and workplaces continuing, but restaurants and bars would shut – or perhaps run on restricted hours – and different households would be asked not to mix.

    Continue to article: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-health-secretary-matt-hancock-wont-rule-out-second-national-lockdown-12074721

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