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The UK could face more stringent lockdown measures from today after Boris Johnson warned too many people are failing to follow social distancing rules.
In Sunday’s daily press conference, he said that if people could not keep separate amid the coronavirus outbreak, then “I’m afraid we’re going to have to bring forward tougher measures.”
Other countries have already imposed stricter lockdowns, with France requiring a form of letter to explain why citizens are out of the house and Germany banning interactions with those from other households.
The move could be announced at the daily press conference this evening, which comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted problems with personal protective equipment for medical staff. “There have been challenges and I can see that. We’re on it and trying to solve all the problems,” he said.
Further afield, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to postpone the Tokyo Olympics today, while Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, has been forced into quarantine after a staffer tested positive for Covid-19.