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Sports Direct closes in dramatic U-turn

by LLB Reporter
24th Mar 20 12:09 pm

Sports Direct has now closed their doors in a dramatic U-turn after the government ordered all non-essential shops to close.

Initially the sports retailer said they will remain open as it was “uniquely well placed to help keep the UK as fit and healthy as possible.”

After widespread criticism the retailer have now said they will not remain open “until we are given the go-ahead by the government.”

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday morning that he could not see “any justification” for the store to stay open.

Gove he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain, “The key thing we need to do is make sure people wherever possible stay at home.

“Yes it’s important people exercise but that should be done once a day and it’s a basic thing.

“People can walk, run or cycle, they should, but there is no reason for a store like Sports Direct to remain open.”

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has addressed the nation on Monday evening, he said he was “reluctant to do this” but he is effectively announcing a lockdown for three weeks.

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.

Furious London Underground unions are threatening total closure as Tubes are still packed despite a three week lockdown.

On Tuesday morning pictures are circulating of large numbers of people crammed like sardines on London’s Tube network.

London is the epicentre for coronavirus and has half of the UKs death toll and more than 2,000 Londoner’s are confirmed with coronavirus.

According to a senior scientist who works in virology, people who suffer from coronavirus can suffer with the lack of smell and taste.

German scientist, Frankfurter Allgemeine, virologist Hendrik Streeck said patients can suffer a bad sense of smell and some cannot even smell their “babies’ dirty nappy.”

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