Coronavirus: UK advises people to work from home as COVID-19 spreads

A soldier helps conduct COVID-19 testing for NHS key workers in the UK. (File photo: Reuters)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday advise that people should work from home if they can as part of a package of measures aimed at halting the swiftly accelerating second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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“One of the things we are going to emphasize is that if it is possible for people to work from home, we are going to encourage them to do so,” Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove told Sky. “There is going to be a shift in emphasis.”

“They are reluctant steps that we're taking, but they're absolutely necessary because as we were reminded yesterday and as you've been reporting the rate of infection is increasing, the number of people going to hospital is increasing, therefore we need to act,” Gove said.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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