The capital was included in the group of cities with a high risk of infection
Since October 17, quarantine restrictions will be tightened in London, writes the BBC. This was stated by the mayor of the city of Sadik Khan. According to him, in some areas of the capital, 100 cases of coronavirus have been recorded per 100 thousand people.
“Believe me, no one wants new restrictions, but now this is the only way to protect yourself from the virus.”– added Khan. He supports the leader of the Labor Party, Cyrus Starmer, who is pushing for a nationwide quarantine.
According to the new rules, starting this Saturday, people from different households are prohibited from visiting and spending time together indoors. You can meet on the street if you follow the Rule of Six. Bars and restaurants will be open until 22:00; shops, schools, religious institutions – according to the usual schedule.
There is no ban on movement around the city, but Londoners are advised to refrain from traveling on public transport and, if possible, avoid large crowds, Sky News reports.
In addition to London, the second group includes the county of Essex, and in Greater Manchester, a third level of restrictions will be introduced in the near future.