Boris Johnson has cancelled Monday’s daily press briefing at Downing Street as he is holding an urgent COBRA meeting over the coronavirus pandemic.
The British Prime Minister is expected to give an announcement to the nation later this evening.
It is expected the UK will see a Italy style lockdown within the next 24 hours to enforce social distancing as many people are not listening to the governments advice.
The House of Commons are currently sitting discussing a Bill to provide the government with strict draconian measures, which will become law this week.
It comes as NHS England have announced there have been a further 46 more deaths from coronavirus across the UK bringing the total to 335, and people across the UK are ignoring social distancing measures.
BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter, “COBRA meeting is happening at (1700 GMT) so there won’t be PM press conference – but still expect to hear from Boris Johnson later
As a direct result of people across the UK socialising in large groups in Snowdonia, Brighton, Battersea park and many other locations we could now face a full lockdown.
The measures of the lockdown could include movement being restricted by the police or military, with possible curfews implemented to enforce self-isolation.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, Matt Hancock said he doesn’t know why some people are ignoring the government’s advice.
“It’s very selfish,” he told the Today programme.
“The NHS is doing everything it can and preparing for the spread of this virus.
“If people go within two metres of others who they don’t live with then they’re helping to spread the virus – and the consequences of that costs lives and it means that, for everyone, this will go on for longer.”
The doctor wrote about his experiences and said there is “little we can do” and victims are dying in front of his eyes.
He warned that not everyone shows symptoms immediately but can still be carriers and fears “as a doctor could be a silent killer” passing on coronavirus to patients.
LondonLovesBusiness understand that Whitehall sources are suggesting to impose a total lockdown across the capital as people are still gathering in crowds which will result in people dying as a direct result.