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Prime Minister will not reduce two-metre rule until next month

by LLB Reporter
14th Jun 20 2:33 pm

The government launched an “urgent” review into reducing the two-metre social distancing rule.

On Sunday Boris Johnson announced the two-metre rule will remain in place until the next review next month.

The government are under pressure to reduce the social distancing rule, as two thirds of pubs will be forced to remain closed.

Despite non-essential shops opening from Monday, hair dressers, beauty salons, restaurants and pubs will remain closed.

In an attempt to save millions of jobs across the tourism and hospitality sector Senior MPs are asking Johnson to act now.

On Sunday the Prime Minister was asked over the social distancing review.

He said, “We’ll work very closely with the scientists at all times and make the right decision on the basis of safety, health and stopping the disease,” he said.

“The question for us is – as we get the numbers down so it becomes one in 1,000 (people infected with coronavirus), one in 1,600, maybe even fewer, your chances of being two metres or one metre or even a foot away from somebody who has the virus are obviously going down statistically.

“So you start to build some more margin for manoeuvre and we’ll be looking at that, and we’ll be keeping it under constant review as we go forward to the next step in our plan, which is 4 July.

“So, we’ll be keeping it under review for 4 July.”

Johnson added, “The country has come together to squash the incidence of the disease down and that gives us the potential now to look at those rules.”

However, warnings came from the shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds that is the government reduces the social distancing rules which is not supported by scientists there will be a risk of a second wave.

He said a second wave of the virus would “could cause even greater economic damage.”

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