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London lockdown as Boris Johnson set to ‘heavily restrict travel’

by LLB Reporter
18th Mar 20 2:42 pm

Under government plans Boris Johnson is set to cut London off from the rest of the UK to stop the spread of coronavirus.

City AM’s Cat Neilan said on Wednesday afternoon that travel in and out of London could be “severely restricted” in a move that “feels like” a “lockdown.”

The newspaper said supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.

The Editor said, “I’m hearing that there are plans to heavily restrict travel in and out of London, keep open supermarkets and pharmacies.

“‘Lock down’ might be a scary word but that is how it feels.”

London is the epicentre of coronavirus where there are more than 700 cases and so far 30 people have died.

The government have announced on Wednesday in the House of Commons that emergency legislation is to be put in place to protect those who could face eviction if they cannot pay their rent.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said private tenants were “worried sick” they might not be able to pay their rents if they fell ill.

According to England’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance for every death there could be at least 1,000 people that have coronavirus, meaning at least 25,000 Londoners could be infected with coronavirus.

The number of confirmed cases has risen by 676 confirmed cases in the UK bringing the total to 2,626.

The John Hopkins university released figures today showing there had been 201,530 recorded coronavirus cases, and that the worldwide death toll had reached 8,006.

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