The measures were put in place when the coronavirus began to spread across the country. Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned the public on Friday to join social distancing measures this weekend. With that in mind, Express.co.uk asked our readers, “Should the lock be tightened to further restrict people leaving their homes?” “
In contrast, 1,663 (42%) said they did not think more stringent restrictions should be applied, while only 78 said they did not know.
Commenting on the survey, one person said, “Protect the NHS, protect our loved ones, we can never be too careful.”
Another said: “Follow Italy close to all borders, only one person per family is allowed to shop and you can only exercise within 200 m of your home. “
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A third said: “The current rules are good but the idiots don’t stick to them.
“Give the authorities more power to enforce it. “
However, some readers thought the lockdowns had gone far enough.
One person wrote: “No, enough freedom has been taken away and frankly, until they close airports, docks and travel inside and outside the UK except for reasons commercial, it’s nonsense. “
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Speaking at briefing 10, he warned that the measures could not be relaxed or that more people would continue to die.
Referring to the deaths of two nurses, Ruth May, head nurse of England, urged the public to stay inside during the briefing.
The two nurses, Areema Nasreen and Aimee O’Rourke, were both in their 30s after their deaths from COVID-19.
Ms. May added, “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 to remember Aimée and Areema.
“Please stay home for them. “
The government has come under heavy pressure to increase testing for frontline NHS workers.
By 9 a.m. in April, 163,194 people had been tested for COVID-19.
In order to fight the contagion, Hancock insisted that the UK had to target 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month.
The survey was published at 10:27 a.m.