UK: PM Johnson leaves emergency COBRA meeting amid rising COVID-19 cases

22 сентября 2020 г. 19:01

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seen leaving 10 Downing Street following an emergency COBRA meeting on Tuesday. On the agenda of the meeting were new social distancing measures to be taken to tackle the rising cases of coronavirus. The meeting was held prior to the Prime Minister's statement announcing the new measures to the House of Commons, which include the closure of pubs, bars and restaurants at 10 p.m. In addition it will be mandatory that all shop staff, taxi passengers and hospitality workers wear a face mask, while weddings will be limited to 15 people. Fines for breaking the regulations will also increase to £200. People were also instructed to work from home if possible.

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