Millions of over 50s in UK to be told to ‘stay home’ by Boris Johnson to prevent another national lockdown
It comes as the UK PM and Chancellor Rishi Sunak held a council this week to come up with plans to avoid a full lockdown.
They’ve called on experts to draw up contingency measures as they fear a ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus.
He urged Britons not to “delude” themselves that the pandemic is over amid growing fears about a second wave in Europe.
The Prime Minister said it was “absolutely vital as a country that we continue to keep our focus and our discipline,” adding: “Don’t delude ourselves that we are out of the woods or that this is all over, because it isn’t all over.”
He said: “We’ve got it at the moment under some measure of control. The numbers of deaths are well, well down
“But I have to tell you that we’re looking at a resurgence of the virus in some other European countries. You can see what’s been happening in the United States.”
And for the over 50s they could be given orders to stay at home as part of Boris Johnson’s ‘nuclear plans’ to avoid another national lockdown.
Under the proposals, a greater number of people would be asked to take part in the shielding programme, based on their age or particular risk factors that have been identified since March, said the Telegraph.
It could even see those aged between 50 and 70 given ‘personalised risk ratings’ in a move that would add to the 2.2 million who were deemed most vulnerable and asked to shield themselves from society during the spring peak.
It comes as Britain suffered 771 more Covid-19 cases and 74 deaths yesterday amid warnings the infection rate could be at ‘tipping point’.