The staying at home guidelines released by the Government of UK confirms that the UK has issued a lockdown for three weeks from 23 March 2020.
A video uploaded by The Telegraph shows that Britain’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries said that the social distancing restrictions could remain for another six months in the United Kingdom, due to coronavirus outbreak. Further, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenarik said that this is an unprecedented step in peacetime, with strategic coordination centres being set up across the country to provide healthcare during the lockdown.
Mail Online article states that the United Kingdom lockdown could remain in place for six months due to coronavirus and scientists & medical advisers fear raising the lockdown too soon could lead to an upsurge in infections. Also, the report states that Andrew Pollard, professor of the University of Oxford, who was also called before the science committee, said that a vaccine could be available within six months.
As per the above details, it can be concluded that the United Kingdom government has announced a lockdown for three weeks from 23 March and it might get extended up to six months as this is an ongoing issue.
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