Prime minister of the UK Boris Johnson has revealed plans that the government is putting things in place to help restore England to normalcy before Christmas.
According to him, the new coronavirus restrictions would have England have a “significant return to normality” before Christmas in December.
Acknowledging that the targeted restrictions could be “hard going” for people, the prime minister detailed a roadmap for England over the next few months that signals a shift in the government’s response to localized action to stem Covid-19.
At a Downing Street press conference, Johnson said that from Saturday local authorities would have new powers to close specific premises, shut outdoor spaces and cancel events. In addition, regulations set out in draft in parliament next week will allow the central government to intervene in local areas by issuing “stay-at-home” orders, limit the numbers at gatherings beyond national rules and restrict transport.
Mr. Johnson added he was “hoping for the best and planning for the worst”.
“It is my strong and sincere hope that we will be able to review the outstanding restrictions and allow a more significant return to normality from November at the earliest – possibly in time for Christmas,” he said.