Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce new restrictions for England amid the growing cases of coronavirus across the nation.
Among the new measures to be announced by the PM is a 10pm curfew, forcing bars, restaurants and pubs to close at 10pm from Thursday (September 24).
Boris Johnson is also expected to urge people to work from home if they can – a u-turn on the government’s message just a few weeks ago when people were told to return to their offices.
The PM is expected to announce the new measures in a House of Commons statement today, which will be followed by a televised statement to the public.
Speaking to Sky News this morning, Cabinet Officer minister Michael Gove said the statement from Johnson will see a “shift in emphasis”, adding that “if it is possible for people to work from home they should do so”.
“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.