UK PM Johnson asks people to return to their normal lives
Boris Johnson the UK Prime Minister has asked his country’s citizens to try and start leading more normal lives as the country starts to gradually emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown.
Addressing People’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on social media, Johnson recommended to the people to start going back to work if they can and feel confident to return to shops and restaurants as they begin opening up by following the social distancing guidance.
According to him, “The best thing is to cautiously go back to work. My message now would be that if you can go back to work, then, provided your company’s obeying the guidelines, provided its safe, then you should go back,”.
Speaking further to the People’s PMQs on Facebook , he said, “People should try to lead their lives more normally, I want to see more people feeling confident to use the shops, use the restaurants, get back into work. But only if we all follow the guidance,”
While highlighting that the stay at home lockdown message was on its way out, he also indicated a rethink on compulsory face coverings and masks in public spaces besides just public transport in the UK.
“I do think we need to be stricter in insisting people wear face coverings in confined spaces where they are meeting people they don’t normally meet. We are looking at ways of making sure that people really do have face coverings in shops, for instance, where there is a risk of transmission,” he said, triggering speculation that the UK government was in the process of announcing new rules on face coverings soon.
He also indicated that strict precautions against Covid-19 infections could allow Britain to minimise economic disruption in the coming months without seeing a second wave of coronavirus and hoped for V-shaped or quick economic bounce back.