The Prime Minister of Great Britain announced the introduction of universal quarantine in the country.
The British will be allowed to go out on just a few occasions. These include the purchase of essential goods, sports once a day, medical needs and a trip to work. Also, a ban on meetings by groups of more than two people is introduced in the country.
Johnson warned citizens that the National Health Service could not cope if the number of cases rose sharply. “So it’s important to slow down the spread of the disease,” he explained. If the situation allows, quarantine measures can be weakened in three weeks, the prime minister added.
According to recent data, the UK recorded more than 6.7 thousand cases of coronavirus infection. Of these, 336 were fatal, another 140 patients recovered. The country is in tenth place in the world in the number of cases.
In total, there are more than 372 thousand confirmed cases of infection in the world. An outbreak of COVID-19 disease caused by a new type of coronavirus was first reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China. In addition to China, cases were detected in 167 countries of the world.