- England learned on Saturday night, Halloween, that it would be heading into a second lockdown
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the English people they would have to endure a 4-week lockdown lasting until 2 December
- Michale Gove warned that if the infection rate did not drop below 1 that the lockdown could be extended
On Saturday, October 31 night, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the English people that they would have to endure a second lockdown, this time lasting a minimum of four weeks.
The lockdown would come into effect on Thursday, November 5 with strict rules restricting peoples movements and activities.
Schools, colleges and universities will remain open but pubs, restaurants, gyms and shops that are not deemed to be essential will shut down.
A full statement is expected to be delivered to the Commons on Monday, November 2 before a vote on the latest round of social distancing guidelines is made.
Johnson said that the lockdown should last until Thursday, 2 December but Michael Gove told the BBC that the restrictions would be lifted when the infection rate dropped sufficiently.
If not, Mr Gove warned that the lockdown may continue beyond Wednesday, December 2. The rate needs to drop below 1 before the lockdown is lifted according to what Gove told Sky News.
The current UK infection rate is at between 1.3 and 1.6 which translated into over 20 000 new cases a day. The total number of active cases is 1 011 660 and 46 555 deaths.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that despite the new restrictions, sporting action in the popular English Premier League will continue.
There is a continued rise in coronavirus cases in the country and the government is taking fresh measures to curb the spread.
In Nigeria, President Buhari warned citizens that the country cannot bear another round of lockdown. This, he said, is because the economy is too fragile.
He explained that despite the fact that Nigeria has successfully managed the coronavirus pandemic the people should not stretch their luck too far.
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Source: Legit Nigeria