Sources have claimed that harsh new restrictions that limit mingling at work or in social settings could be brought in within weeks if the Rule of Six doesn’t flatten the curve.
Government officials are understood to be examining all possibilities, other than closing schools, to help keep the spiralling virus under control and Boris Johnson has ruled out a second nationwide lockdown, opting for localised lockdowns instead.
But he’s believed to be planning one ‘by the back door’ if the virus continues to spike and new measures that could stop the virus spreading further include shielding being brought back for the most vulnerable, and pubs forced to shut early if people don’t follow the current rules.
They could also, eventually, include telling the public to use public transport only when strictly necessary and working from home and one senior Whitehall source said that Boris Johnson is so paranoid about announcing a second national lockdown that he’ll just bring it in by the back door.
It came as London’s director of Public Health warned there could be local curfews on drinking, including in the capital and a No 10 spokesman refused to rule out a curfew being introduced in the capital, or elsewhere.
When asked about Professor Fenton’s warning, a No 10 spokesman said that they’ve continued to keep all regions and areas under constant review, which was why they’ve introduced local lockdowns in specific areas.
He added that they will keep the infection rates across the country under review and that they would take action where they believed it was necessary but No 10 would not say how long it could be before more restrictions were introduced, but warned measures would be kept under constant review.
The spokesman said that all the decision they’ve made on the virus, they would be following the best scientific advice and that they would be keeping the numbers and the infection under constant review.
It came after the Government’s Rule of Six came into effect, meaning people in England could encounter hefty penalties if they’re caught socialising with more than five friends or relatives.
A determination will have been made within a fortnight, the amount of time needed to assess whether the latest social restriction has had an impact and a senior member of the Government said they were considering pretty much every social distancing measure should be considered other than school closures.
However, this is a tremendous overreach of power and it’s no longer acceptable and the Tories need to be extremely cautious because they will end up in the same situation as Labour did with nobody wanting to vote for them and the next General Election will be especially intriguing.
And it’s okay if you can work from home, but what about the retail sector, they can’t work from home, plus risk losing their job if there’s another lockdown.
So, here’s the future for you. Once this Government have fully controlled people so they can no longer meet, the only means of contact will be online, and mark my words, they’ll bring that to a standstill too, so we can’t speak at all.
They just want a nation of muffled sheep, and people seem to be happy to follow and people might think that I’m being a tad paranoid, but now I’m seeing people walking around with a face mask and a visor.
I used to sneer at what you would call conspiracy theorists but we actually do need to open our eye’s to what is going on and COVID has evidently mutated to a far less contagious strain.
Excess deaths have been in reverse since June and there seems to be some sort of virus every year, one strain of flu or another of variable severity.
There was no pandemic in Sweden, where they let this pass like any flu pandemic, and no, I don’t believe in lizard people, just see for yourself.