PM Johnson tells Britain: stop non-essential contact


FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks out from an ambulance during a visit to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Britain August 5, 2019. Darren Staples/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – British people need to stop non-essential contact and avoid clubs, pubs, theaters and all unnecessary travel as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates towards the fast growth phase, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

“Now is the time for everyone to stop non essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel,” Johnson said at a news conference in Downing Street.

“We need people to start working from home where they possibly can,” he said. “And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theaters and other such social venues.”

“It looks as though we are now approaching the fast growth part of the upward curve and without drastic action cases could double every 5 or 6 days,” Johnson said.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by David Milliken and Estelle Shirbon; editing by Kate Holton/Guy Faulconbridge

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