Boris Johnson “orders preparations to avoid second lockdown”, promise of testing in healthcare facilities “dropped”

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson applies hand sanitizer during a visit to North Yorkshire Police to meet with recently graduated police officers in Northallerton, Britain July 30, 2020.

Millions of people between the ages of 50 and 70 could be told to stay at home as the government struggles to avoid a second national lockdown, according to reports.

Boris Johnson is said to have organized a “war games” session with Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to explore options for keeping the economy open during a second wave.

It comes after the prime minister was forced to curb national easing measures and reintroduce lockdown restrictions in northwestern areas following a surge in infections.

Meanwhile, ministers have abandoned the commitment to test all nursing home residents regularly throughout the summer due to “unexpected delays,” reported The Sunday Times.

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