So reports the Times on COVID-19 developments in the UK.
Lockdown in response to the accelerating (still) numbers of new covid cases
- preparing to enforce a total social lockdown across much of northern Britain and potentially London
- all pubs, restaurants and bars would be ordered to shut for two weeks initially
- Households would also be banned indefinitely from meeting each other in any indoor location where they were not already under the order
- Schools would stay open as well as shops, factories and offices at which staff could not work from home.
The social lockdown was among options presented to the cabinet’s Covid-19 strategy committee before last week’s new restrictions.