Prime Minister Boris Johnson has addressed the nation in a pre-recorded speech which aired this evening. Giving an update on the UK lockdown, he said it was not the time to lift restrictions altogether. However, the Prime Minister then told the nation that “anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work” – adding that they should avoid public transport “if at all possible”.
The Prime Minister announced the UK lockdown on March 23, with the population being directed to stay at home, except for specific reasons such as to buy food, for health reasons, or to only go to work if it’s not possible to work from home and it was essential.
The coronavirus outbreak has sadly seen more than 30,000 people die from COVID-19 in the UK.
It has had a financial impact too, with paycuts and job security fears a great concern for many.
Martin Lewis was among those reacting to the speech tonight, writing on Twitter as…