British Prime Minister Boris Johnson published a 60-page document Monday detailing his roadmap on lifting lockdown measures in the United Kingdom after sparking confusion a day earlier by urging those who cannot do their jobs from home to get back to work.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taking steps to reopen the UK's economy even though the country now has Europe's deadliest coronavirus outbreak. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab joins CBSN from London to discuss the prime minister's plan.
PEOPLE who can't work from home are now being encouraged to go back to work in the first steps of easing the coronavirus lockdown. In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that those who can't do their jobs from home, such as those in construction or manufacturing, "should be actively encouraged to go to work" from today. Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Getty Images - GettyConstruction workers are among those who are encouraged to return to work [/caption] This forms phase one of the government's three step plan to get the country back up and running during the coronavirus pandemic, while also making sure that the NHS doesn't become overwhelmed. In a 50-page road to recovery published today, the government confirmed that the majority of retail staff won't be asked to go back to work until at least July 4, when all non-essential shops may reopen as part of phase three, providing the virus doesn't peak again. Gyms, pubs, restaurants and cinemas are also ...
In a televised address to the nation, Johnson laid out a five-level alert system that the government will be constantly monitoring based on scientific data to track the rate at which the deadly virus is spreading – referred to as the "R" rate.