British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who isolates himself after testing coronavirus positive, has written to every UK household asking people to stay home and follow the rules of social detachment to keep the pandemic going and warn them that the situation will worsen before they get better.
In letters that will be mailed to nearly 30 million households and a brochure outlining the UK government's estimated cost of £ 5.8 million, Johnson says he will not hesitate to take stricter measures.
The British prime minister, who worked with mild symptoms from home, warned that the situation would worsen before it got better as the death toll in the UK exceeded the 1,000 mark after the outbreak and reached 1,019 another 260 deaths and 17,089 confirmed cases were reported on Saturday.
"It is important for me to coordinate with you – we know that things will get worse before they get better. But we make the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the less lives will be lost and the faster life can. " return to normal, "Johnson said in his letter to the nation.
"We have tried to take the right measures at the right time from the start. We will not hesitate to go ahead if the scientific and medical advice tells us to," he said in his letter.
The 55-year-old leader of the Conservative Party continues to thank everyone who "does everything possible to fight the virus", including the "really inspiring" doctors, nurses and other caregivers.
"Thousands of retired doctors and nurses are returning to the NHS – and hundreds of thousands of citizens are volunteering to help the most vulnerable. So, at this moment of national emergency, I urge you to stay home. Protect the NHS and save lives," he adds.
The letter outlines the guidelines everyone should follow and the measures the government has taken to combat the corona virus and support businesses and workers. The attached booklet contains information about the United Kingdom and instructions on how to access online guides for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It contains clear explanations of the symptoms, instructions for washing hands, rules for leaving the house, self-isolation with symptoms and protection of vulnerable people.
The initiative comes from other senior ministers from Johnson's cabinet holding the daily briefings on Downing Street, with British Economics Secretary Alok Sharma leading the charge on Saturday evening.
The senior Indian minister, who gave an update to Johnson's health to reveal that the British prime minister is still "at the forefront", announced that corporate bankruptcy rules would be changed to give businesses more flexibility Corona virus crisis.
"These measures give these companies additional time and space to weather the storm and be ready when the crisis ends, while ensuring that creditors get the best possible return under the circumstances," said the minister.
He also presented a number of measures to improve the supply of personal protective equipment, such as face masks to protect NHS personnel at the forefront.
"Bureaucracy" would be reduced so that new hand disinfectant manufacturers could bring products to market "within a few days," he said.
Stephen Powis, NHS England medical director who accompanied Sharma at the meeting, emphasized that "if we want the UK to keep the death toll below 20,000," each of us "must play a role.
The warning came when the UK government's leading epidemiological advisor, Professor Neil Ferguson, told the Sunday Times that the British population may have to stay at home for almost three months.
"I think we need to keep these measures (the full closure) for a considerable period of time – probably until the end of May, maybe even early June. May is optimistic," he said.
He said that when the ban was finally lifted, people would likely be asked to enforce some form of social detachment for months to come. This could mean that schools and universities will not reopen until the autumn of the year and people will be asked to continue working from home instead of going back to their offices.
Worldwide, more than 30,800 people have died from more than 664,000 confirmed cases after being infected with Covid-19.