Boris Johnson has been urged to deploy police at train stations as thousands of people are defying the governments lockdown, as tube trains remain packed.
With the police being deployed they will be able to ensure that only those allowed to travel can, such as NHS workers.
The Cabinet Office Minister, Michael Gove told Sky News that people will lose loved ones if they refuse to stay at home.
He said, “Unless you stay at home then the people you love most may die.”
A medical expert said last week, for every death there are most likely thousands of people in the capital that have coronavirus.
So it would appear the words 'lockdown' & 'keyworker' are being applied liberally. Victoria line @ 06:20 still very busy with people still going about jobs (construction etc). Pointless.Had to let two tubes go past. Suspect only ID checks @ tubes will work or shut LDN transport pic.twitter.com/yrs4hhoOL6
— Paul Trevatt💙 (@caspertown42) March 24, 2020
Nurse Danielle Tiplady posted on Twitter, “Being on the Tube is making me feel uneasy. It is too busy (and) there is no space for social distancing.”
A hospital worker, Nicola Smith said on Tuesday morning, “This is my tube this morning.
“I live in zone 4 and work in a zone 1 hospital.
“I love my job, but now I’m risking my health just on the journey in!
“Sadiq Khan put the tube service back to normal so we can all spread out, or Boris Johnson start policing who’s getting on. Help me!”
LONDON: I cannot say this more strongly: we must stop all non-essential use of public transport now.
Employers: please support your staff to work from home unless it's absolutely necessary.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 24, 2020
An NHS doctor who is on the front line fighting against coronavirus to save lives has hit out at reckless people going to the pub which could almost certainly spread the virus.
BBC’s Tom Edwards said, “Tube union reps absolutely furious this morning due to packed tubes. Talk of suspending working.”
Johnson gave a dramatic and historic address to the nation, meeting friends will now be banned, and only one form of exercise will be allowed per day.
Johnson told the nation, “The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone.
Powers not seen in the UK since wartime, the Prime Minister ordered, “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction , you must stay at home.