Boris Johnson who has declared the fight against Coronavirus “a national emergency” on Monday, March 23rd evening addressed UK citizens and ordered them to stay in their homes and only go out unless it’s essentials.
The UK Prime Minister was angry that so many Brits were disobeying government advice by going to pubs and public places despite the thousands that have been infected and hundreds killed by the virus.
The announcement from Johnson comes after it was revealed that 46 more people had been killed by the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 303.
Boris speaking from No10, branded coronavirus as “the biggest threat this country has faced for decades”.
Boris said: “Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.
“So it’s vital to slow the spread of the disease.
“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home. Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.’
According to Johnson, all Brits will only be allowed to leave home from now onwards for four reasons:
-Travel to work
-Shopping for basic necessities, but as infrequently as possible
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— African Glitz Magazine (@african_glitz) March 24, 2020