Coronavirus News Live: Latest updates as obese people may be ordered to stay home if second wave hits

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Obese people may be asked to stay at home in the event of a second wave of coronavirus.

Those over 50 would also be included in a “more sophisticated model” of lockdown, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

It comes as Boris Johnson has spoken of a ‘moral duty’ to get all children back to school amid indications he would force pubs, restaurants and shops to close in the event of severe coronavirus outbreaks.

The Prime Minister is supposed to favor school closures only as a last resort after science advisers warned more restrictions may be needed to reopen classrooms in England next month.

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Schools should stay open as long as possible

Boris Johnson has spoken of a “moral duty” to bring all children back to class amid indications he would force pubs, restaurants and shops to close before schools in the event of severe coronavirus outbreaks.

The Prime Minister is supposed to favor school closures only as a last resort, the Press Association reported, after science advisers warned more restrictions may be needed to reopen classrooms in England this month next.

England’s Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield said reopening schools “should be a priority,” insisting that they must be the first to reopen and the last to close on any reintroduction of restrictions.

But Schools Minister Nick Gibb said this week the government could not “decree” classroom education to be a priority, saying instead that decisions would be made by local health chiefs.

Obese people could be told to stay home in wave 2

Obese people may be asked to stay at home in the event of a second wave of coronavirus.

Those over 50 would also be included in a “more sophisticated model” of lockdown, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

A cabinet minister told the newspaper the plan was to take a ‘stiletto not a hammer’ approach to any future lockdowns.

Referring to the government, they said, “They understand that age comes into play.

“The protection cohort is way too large – you can’t say that every fat person has to protect themselves. It will be more subtle. ”

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