Sadiq Khan says social distancing is impossible on London’s public transport when the lock is relaxed


SADIQ Khan says social distancing will not be possible on London’s public transportation when the closure is lifted.

The mayor of London said he was “very concerned” about the impact of easing the lockdown restrictions on public transport.

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    Sadiq Khan said he thinks it would be impossible to get away from London on public transport once the lock is lifted3
Sadiq Khan said he thought it would be impossible to make social distances with London’s public transport once the lock was liftedCredit: Louis Wood – The Sun
    At the moment, the Tube is operating on a reduced service but could be reassembled this month3
At the moment, the Tube is operating on a reduced service but could be reassembled this monthCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun
    Sadiq Khan previously said he wanted Londoners to wear face masks on public transport


Sadiq Khan previously said that he wanted Londoners to wear face masks on public transportCredit: PA: Press Association

He said: “As things stand, we are providing as much public transportation as possible with the manpower we have.

“For the moment, we can have a safe number of passengers and the social distance is respected.

“This means that we take roughly a sixth – or 15% – of the passengers we would normally have.

“Any increase in the population, whatever it is, would prevent us from having passengers respecting their social distance in complete safety. “

Khan’s comments come as the capital’s “new normal” will see commuters wearing masks on the subway and workers and schools would need staggered departure times to keep congestion to a minimum.

He presented a dark picture for London after the foreclosure and said that people could only see their loved ones “from time to time”.

But he demanded that the public be “treated like adults” about the government’s plans to lift the locking of Covid-19.

In The Evening Standard, Khan said that people traveling on public transportation should wear “non-medical masks to reduce the risk to others.”

However, many have accused the mayor of London of risking lives by closing certain underground lines and running trains every 10 to 20 minutes when it generally works every three minutes.

An angry commuter wrote today: “@MayorofLondon What about supporting Londoners by sorting out your trains of bloody tubes ????????? “

Another tweeted, “Rush hour, crowded buses, the metro and DLR / @TfL put people at risk with their transportation bare. I wonder how many Covid deaths are the direct result of the strength of key workers? No more urgent and necessary transport! “

This happens when the death toll in Britain has reached 28,734 while 288 other patients have died in the smallest increase in over a month.

Today, it has been confirmed that ministers are storing masks to be worn by the British as the government prepares to consider modifying official health boards, he confirmed today.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK has been trying to get “as many masks as possible” and has been saving them for weeks.

Later this week, an official decision on the masks is expected to be made by the British government, and the British should be asked to wear them in confined spaces or on public transport.

Scotland has already told the public to start wearing them, as they can have an impact on preventing ill people without symptoms from passing them on.

Mr. Wallace said today, “It is not surprising if you wear a mask that nobody is going to get it, but there is obviously this problem with human nature and interactions if you go to public transport and wear a mask will you feel able to go back to work.

“At the same time, to anticipate if different rules should be established around the masks, we have been trying to find as many masks as possible as we speak and this for the past few weeks. “

Boris Johnson, speaking at the Downing Street daily press conference for the first time since he fell ill with the virus, said he would present a plan next week to revive the economy, bring the children back at school and find a way to make workplaces safer. .

Boris Johnson first announced extensive lockdown restrictions on March 23.

The Prime Minister will address the country on May 10 to explain a “road map” on how the current restrictions will be lifted gradually at the same rate nationwide – starting in late May.

The government was to officially review the lockdowns on Thursday, May 7.

But Mr. Johnson should now unveil the exit plan on Sunday, May 10.


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