drastic measures expected in England

The British Prime Minister has put in place a simplified system of restrictions, dividing England into three levels, depending on the degree of virulence of the epidemic.

Boris Johnson spokesman said the numbers show the restaurant and bar industry are playing a significant role in the spread of the virus.
Boris Johnson spokesman said the numbers show the restaurant and bar industry are playing a significant role in the spread of the virus. NIKLAS HALLE’N / AFP

It is a semi-containment in which should plunge whole regions of the north of England. Faced with the outbreak of the epidemic in this part of the kingdom, Boris Johnson wants to subject them to new restrictions, from the beginning of next week.

According to this plan, pubs, cafes and restaurants will have to close completely, as well as probably recreational places and hairdressing salons. However, schools, universities and other businesses will remain open. It was not specified for what duration this closure would be decreed. But for the restaurant industry, it will be a harsh step backwards, three months after the green light to reopen. To soften the shock, the government has pledged new financial support measures for these affected areas, including wage support going beyond the current 20% support.

Criticized for his lack of clarity in his strategy, the British Prime Minister puts

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