People across the UK are being forced to adapt to a new way of life, without their normal routines.
Some have taken to the streets to exercise after the Government instructed social premises to close.
On Friday (March 20) a sombre-looking Boris Johnson demanded that pubs, restaurants, cinemas, gyms, and sports centres must close ‘as soon as they reasonably can and not reopen’ for at least two weeks.
He said that measures outlined on Monday for people to voluntarily self-isolate now had to go further as he ordered certain businesses to close their doors for an initial 14 days – after which it will be reviewed.
Mail Online reports: “Communities around London were also empty on what would normally be a busy and bustling day for Saturday shoppers. Many high street stores have shut even though they are allowed to stay open
“The town centre of Windsor was deserted this morning as the Castle shut its gates for the foreseeable future and TK Maxx stores across the country closed.
“Shopping centres and markets were also empty on what would normally be a busy and bustling day for Saturday shoppers. Many high street stores have shut even though they are allowed to stay open.
“The coronavirus death toll rose by 40 on Friday to 177, with almost 4,000 infected, although the real figure is believed to be greater than 10,000,” the report said.
“It has also been revealed that Britain could remain on lockdown for an entire year, according to the scientists who told Boris Johnson to impose social distancing rules.
“The social restrictions however do not apply to supermarkets and early this morning shoppers were seen queuing outside food shops to get their hands on supplies.
“London Underground trains that are no longer in use due to the reduced service running in the capital are being stored in east London.
“The extraordinary closure of leisure and hospitality venues, which does not include shops, came into effect at closing time last night. Restaurants, bars and cafes will be allowed to remain open as takeaways,” the report added.
“The restrictions will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Mr Johnson warned those going out could become ‘vectors of the disease for older relatives with potentially fatal consequences’.”
Yesterday, Mr Johnson told the daily live broadcast from Downing Street: “You may be tempted to go out tonight and I say to you please don’t, you may think that you are invincible – but there is no guarantee that you will get it.
“But you can still be a carrier of the disease and pass it on.”
He added:”I do accept that what we’re doing is extraordinary – we’re taking away the ancient inalienable right of freeborn people of the United Kingdom to go to the pub.”