England imposes countrywide lockdown against new COVID-19 variant
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed new countrywide lockdown which will be reviewed in the mid of February.
Borish Johnson said that his government was compelled to announce the new restrictions as the new variant was diffusing at an alarming rate. In a televised speech viewing the rising number of coronavirus cases, he has urged people to stay at home as they did during the first wave of the viral infection.
He said that hopefully about 14 million UK citizens will get COVID-19 vaccine’s first dose by mid-February.
The British government has allowed those people to go for work who cannot work from home such as construction sector workers. People will be able to buy medicines or food. They may exercise once a day, provide assistance to ailing or old people, visit doctors for medical checkup or flee from a violent situation.
All the educational institutes have been directed to shift the learning to online.
The prime minister suggested that an alternative arrangement could be made for examinations as they could not be held normally this summer.
The government has allowed shops of essential items, gardens and worshipping places to remain open.