UK PM delays easing of coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in infections

  31 July 2020    Read: 931
UK PM delays easing of coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in infections

A rise in COVID-19 cases has made the UK government postpone the next planned easing of coronavirus restrictions in England, Euronews report. 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a raft of measures due to be eased nationally from tomorrow will remain in place until at least the August 15.

Casinos, bowling alleys, and skating rinks will remain shut, while indoor performances, pilots of larger crowds at sporting events and weddings of up to 30 people still won’t be allowed.

Johnson also announced an extension of the requirement to wear a face covering in museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship, which will be enforceable in law from August 8.

Plans to give employers more control over bringing workers back into “COVID-secure” workplaces will go ahead as planned from August 1.

“We don’t yet have a vaccine, so the only utensil we have for controlling the spread of this new virus is human behaviour,” he added, urging people to comply with the rules and advice to avoid further lockdown measures going forward.


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