Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposes stay-at-home order in England as coronavirus cases surge
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference in 10 Downing Street on October 31, 2020 in London, England.
WPA Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images
England will adopt a second national lockdown as coronavirus cases run rampant in the United Kingdom, closing all nonessential businesses but leaving schools open for the next four weeks as it tries to suppress the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday.
People will be ordered to stay at home unless it’s for essential purposes, including education, medical reasons, or to shop for groceries, Johnson said during a press conference in London. Pubs, bars and restaurants must close except for takeaway and delivery.
Some industries that can’t work from home, like construction and manufacturing, will continue. The lockdown will take effect starting Thursday and will end on Dec. 2, he said.
“Now …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]