The UK is imposing tougher sanctions amid an increase in Covid 19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced the renewal of some lockdown measures to curb the growing corona virus.

The UK is imposing tougher sanctions amid an increase in Covid 19

The new restrictions include the closure of pubs and restaurants from 10 a.m. onwards. By 5:00 p.m., according to the Associated Press. Johnson also called on residents who are eligible to work from home to do so, according to the News Service, which added that masks would be needed’ in public transportation and taxis, and the age of marriage. It will be limited to 15 people instead of 30.

"This is the moment when we have to work," Johnson said.

Corona virus cases have been on the rise in the United States in recent weeks, with the government reporting 4,300 new infections on Monday. The AP noted that this is the highest number since May. Although the United States has introduced new lockdown measures as the number of cases has increased, these measures are still lower than those imposed in March, when the population was largely confined’ to their homes.

The official death toll in the UK stood at 41,877 as of Tuesday, the highest in Europe. Polling shows that the lockdown measure has the support of the majority, but its confidence in government messaging has waned.

Jennifer Cole, a biologist at the University of Royal Holloway, told the AP: Let's go. ““In short, the government is saying, 'Think for yourself, be careful and places can be open.' It's a carrot to encourage responsible behavior. "

Despite a gradual increase in summer, cases are now doubling every week, Chief Medical Officer Chris White said in a televised briefing. The rate of infection is increasing in the age groups, he added. Last week, the U.S. average of its daily seven-day death toll was 21.

"It's not someone else's problem, it's our problem," White said, according to the AP.


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