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UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike

Added 09-22-20 04:03:02am EST - “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce new restrictions on social interaction Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spike”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce new restrictions on social interaction Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control.

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove told Sky News that pubs and restaurants across England will be ordered to close at 10 p.m. and people who can work from home will be encouraged to do so, reversing a government drive to get people back to the office.

Gove said reducing “social mixing” was key to slowing the spread of the virus. he said it was impossible to say how long the restrictions would be in place.

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“What we hope is we can take appropriate steps now, which mean that if we succeed in beating back the virus, then we will in the future be able to progressively relax them,” Gove told the BBC. “But what I can’t do is predict with absolute certainty.”

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