LONDON (AA) - London could introduce a city-wide curfew to stop a second wave of coronavirus, a health expert reported on Wednesday.
Professor Kevin Fenton, the London director of Public Health England, told the Evening Standard newspaper that the measure would be brought so asto forestall a more severe lockdown.
“Before we get thereto stage there are many other things that you just can kill order to assistto cut backthe chance of transmission and contain your outbreak,” Fenton said.
“In some areas which have seen resurgence there are limits placed on the numberof your timeyou'll be able to spend socialising. In some it'd be local curfews so you’re not out drinking until the wee hours of the morning.
“By limiting that you simply also limit the quantityof your time people are spending in close contact with others.”
He added that these restrictions may be applied across London instead of just in local areas because of the flow of individuals. “For some things it should require a pan-London approach, simply because of how feasible it's to implement a number of those interventions.”
The return of scholars was also a “challenge” he said, because over 500,000 students were expected to come back to town in coming weeks. this is often especially difficult because coronavirus transmission rates were higher among those ages 17-29.
He said: “Getting back to normal life for young Londoners is related to increased transmission.
“As we move in the winter period, when it’s inevitable that we'll see a rise in cases, that vigilance which commitment is admittedlyvisiting be required from all folks whatever age, whatever background, wherever you'rewithin the city — we'd liketo drag together.”
The British government also announced on Wednesday that an extra 3,991 people tested positive for coronavirus across the united kingdom over the past 24 hours, resulting ina complete of 378,219 cases. an extra 20 people died over the past 24 hours, resulting in a UK-wide price of 41,684.