Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to impose a total social lockdown across London to prevent a second wave getting grip across the capital.
Last week Johnson said that if people do not abide by the rules and if infections continue to rise then a second national lockdown will happen, which will most definitely threaten jobs, livelihoods and contact.
Minister’s are currently considering closing all bars, pubs and restaurants for two weeks, if coronavirus cases continue to rise.
Government sources have warned that London’s fate is in “the balance.”
According to reports in the Times newspaper, households could be banned indefinitely from meeting each other in any indoor location, where they are not already placed on those restrictions.
However, Johnson rejected these plans over fears of a backlash.
A government source said, “The nation and the party weren’t ready for us to go any further last week.
“There wasn’t a wide enough understanding of how substantial the second wave could be.
“Unlike the first lockdown, nobody has seen pictures of body bags in Spain or France on the TV yet, which had a very powerful effect. You have to take people with you.
“Tougher measures on social interaction will have to come though. They’re inevitable in some parts if you look at the numbers.”
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