BULLDOG Boris yesterday promised to feed 1.5m of the most vulnerable Britons to help tackle the Coronavirus.
In an unprecedented step in peacetime, Boris revealed plans to protect OAP’, the sick and the vulnerable.. showing his Government cares about the people despite fake news claims that his Government wanted to “kill off” the vulnerable.
The NHS will send letters and call over 1.5 million people with underlying health conditions who are considered to be the most vulnerable to the coronavirus telling them to stay at home for the next 12 weeks.
The Government said it would ensure those without families and friends to support them would continue to receive food and medicines, with the military helping to organise deliveries.
FOLLOW RULES OR FACE EURO LOCKDOWN
BRITS were told to follow “social distancing” rules to slow the coronavirus pandemic, and if we don’t start to heed advice to save millions of lives, we’ll be put under an EU-style lockdown.
The Prime Minister said he will be thinking “very, very actively” about what steps to take if people continue to gather in large numbers in defiance of calls to stay apart.
There was anger among MPs at scenes over the weekend of crowds flocking to parks, markets, beaches and beauty spots.
Conservative former Cabinet minister Julian Smith said he would support “any measure” the Government brought forward to force people to comply with the guidance.
The calls came as an 18-year-old was thought to have become the youngest victim of the virus in Britain as the number of deaths in the UK rose to 281.
There are growing fears that Britain is on a similar trajectory to Italy – scene of the world’s worst outbreak – where the death toll passed 5,000 over the weekend.
The Italian government was one of a number of European countries to announce new or extended restrictions – with Germany banning public gatherings of more than two people not from the same household.
Mr Johnson warned that the NHS could be “overwhelmed” in the same way as the Italian healthcare system has been, if the the spread of the virus in the UK is not curbed.
Mr Johnson indicated he was reluctant to ban people from going outside for a walk or to exercise because of the physical and mental health benefits, as long as they acted responsibly.
The Government later issued updated guidance making clear that essential travel did not include visits to “second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays”.
Many people have recklessly ignored government advice this weekend. I will support any measure the government needs to force people to follow the guidelines designed to protect NHS staff & UK citizens lives.
Reporting by PA Media