A Public Health Chief has signalled on Wednesday that London “could introduce curfews to prevent a second coronavirus wave.”
Professor Kevin Fenton, London director of Public Health England has appealed to Londoners to “pull together” otherwise more restrictions could be imposed across the capital.
Speaking to the Evening Standard Professor Fenton warned the capital could face a more stringent lockdown if people do not follow the rules.
He warned that young people across London are fuelling the rise in coronavirus cases, however there are also other factors.
Professor Fenton said that some 500,000 students will becoming into London from across the country and the world for term time which will most likely spread the virus
He stressed that they are trying to avoid further lockdowns across the capital due to the economic and health impact.
The PHE chief said, “Before we get to that stage there are many other things that you can do in order to help to reduce the risk of transmission and contain your outbreak.
“In some areas which have seen resurgence there have been limits placed on the amount of time you can spend socialising.
“In some it might be local curfews so you’re not out drinking until the wee hours of the morning.
“By limiting that you also limit the amount of time people are spending in close contact with others.”
He added, “As we move into the winter period, when it’s inevitable that we will see an increase in cases, that vigilance and that commitment is really going to be required from all of us whatever age, whatever background, wherever you are in the city — we need to pull together.”