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London lockdown: Sadiq Khan outlines COVID restrictions -but WON’T block households mixing | UK | News


Early reports have indicated that Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to implement a curfew of 10pm for pubs and bars from tomorrow. London mayor Sadiq Khan insisted that more needed to be done in the capital to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading following a surge in cases across the country. While on Sky News he claimed he had devised a plan with local council leaders and experts to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

He added that he wanted the Government to implement his suggestions as soon as possible. 

Unlike other local coronavirus restrictions, Mr Khan claimed that his plan does not include the prevention of mixing with people from other households. 

The Sky News host said: “I don’t get how this curbs the spread.

“You are talking about more people wearing masks in more settings and maybe knocking a few hours off bars and restaurants.

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“Is there anything else you have come up with on this plan?”

Mr Khan replied: “There is a whole package of measures, I think there is a total of 15 measures from funerals to weddings.” 

Mr Khan went into greater detail about his package and why he thinks it should be implemented.

He said: “We have come up a package of measures cross-party with various London leaders.

“In hospitality, we would want all staff and customers to wear a mask where possible.

“Where possible we would want there to be few occasions when the transmission can be passed on.”v

He closed by saying: “What we know in London is the way the virus is spreading in our city is slightly different to how it spreads in other parts of the country.

“At the moment the additional that council leaders and I have discussed with the public health experts aren’t suggesting that households shouldn’t be visiting other households.

“This is as long as they respect the rule of six.”



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