Britons must stay at home on a sunny weekend to prevent the spread of coronavirus


The British are expected to stay home this weekend, despite the hot weather, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the public should stick to the rules of social distancing and resist the temptation to go out in the sun.

But it came as Professor Graham Medley, a pandemic modeler advising the government, warned that Britain had “painted in a corner” without a strategy for a clear exit from the Covid-19 crisis.

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He told The Times, “This disease is so nasty that we had to eradicate it completely. Then we sort of painted ourselves in a corner, because then the question will be, what do we do now?

“We will have made three weeks of this lockdown, so there is a big decision to come on April 13. In general terms will we continue to harm children to protect the vulnerable, or not? “

Professor Medley added: “If we continue with locking, it saves us more time, we can think about it more, but it doesn’t solve anything, it’s a placeholder. “

His comments came after England’s chief nurse Ruth May urged people to think of two nurses who died after contracting a coronavirus and to “stay at home for them”.

Areema Nasreen and Aimee O’Rourke, both mothers of three, died alongside two medical assistants, it was announced Friday.

Speaking at the Downing Street daily press conference, Ms. May said, “This weekend is going to be very hot and it will be very tempting to go out and enjoy the summer rays.

“But please, I ask you to remember Aimée and Areema. Please stay home for them. “

She added, “I fear there will be no more and I want to honor them today and recognize their service. “


Johnson urged people not to break social distancing rules as the weather warms up, even if they go “a little crazy.”

In a video on social media, he said, “I think a lot of people will start to think that this has been going on for quite a long time and would rather go out, especially if you have children in the household, anyone can get a little crazy, and there may just be a temptation to go out, go out and start breaking the rules.

“I just urge you not to do this. Please follow the advice now. “

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