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Coronavirus: Commuters load London Tube platforms after PM’s lockdown statement

Coronavirus: Commuters load London Tube platforms after PM’s lockdown statement
Commuters have packed some London Underground trains the morning after the prime minister revealed his plan for easing the lockdown in England.Footage showed platforms at Canning Town and Queensbury stations on the Jubilee Line filled with passengers early on Monday morning. A Tube driver, who asked to remain anonymous, said there was "no social distancing…

Commuters have packed some London Underground trains the morning after the prime minister revealed his plan for easing the lockdown in England.

Video revealed platforms at Canning Town and Queensbury stations on the Jubilee Line filled with guests early on Monday morning.

A Tube driver, who asked to stay confidential, stated there was “no social distancing going on”.

There were busy scenes on the London Underground on Monday morning

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There were busy scenes on the London Underground on Monday early morning

The chauffeur informed Sky News: “It is only normally this hectic on a regular peak day pre-COVID.”

Transportation for London (TfL) has urged people to prevent public transport “any place possible” and said those who need to utilize the network should use facial coverings, bring hand sanitiser and travel outside of peak times.

Need on the transport network will have to be minimized by more than 85%compared to typical to enable social distancing to be maintained, TfL stated.

On Sunday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the nation that anybody who can not work from house should now be “actively urged” to go to work.

Nevertheless, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News today that this only applies from Wednesday

London mayor Sadiq Khan stated television network is currently performing at 5?pacity and London buses at 10?pacity to comply with social distancing guidelines.

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‘ Wear a face mask if you can’t socially range’

Mr Khan stated the government would be issuing assistance specifying that anyone in restricted spaces who can not keep social distancing – such as guests on public transportation – ought to wear “non-medical facial coverings to stop themselves accidentally passing on the infection“.

” From today our transport personnel will be using the basic face masks to stop themselves unintentionally passing on the infection,” he said.

A commuter wearing a face mask on the London Underground on Monday morning

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A commuter using a face mask on the London Underground on Monday early morning

” Our message to any companies who are asking their staff to go back to work is please stagger your start times, please stagger your shifts, so we can make sure we don’t have public transportation congested at rush hour which could result in the virus dispersing faster than it currently is.”

Sky News’ north of England correspondent Tom Parmenter stated a station supervisor for a train operator at Manchester Piccadilly station informed him “guest numbers have visibly risen this morning and there’s more individuals travelling with huge luggage compared to current weeks, [who are] not crucial employees”.

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No hairstyles, clubs or dining establishments up until July

With some Britons being motivated to go back to work today, the government is prompting them to prevent public transport, if possible, and rather use a vehicle, cycle or even walk to their work environment.

Mr Raab stated “clear guidance” on public transportation would be published on Tuesday, which is likely to consist of suggestions on using face coverings.

He told Sky News: “There’s minimal proof on their value, but something they can do – in settings where you can’t be guaranteed to be socially distanced – they can stop you passing it on to other people.

” That’s something, in relation to public transport, that we’ll give advice on quickly, about how that can be done.”

The foreign secretary stated the upcoming advice would refer to “the kind of face covering you could prepare or make in your home”, such as headscarfs, and would be “unique” from face masks used in health centers and care houses.

Meanwhile, Mr Khan said he had actually seen “no evidence” to support the government’s tip that clubs, restaurants and hairdressers might resume from 4 July.

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” The crucial thing I know, even as we speak, I know there are Londoners who are losing their lives as a repercussion of this horrible virus,” he informed Sky News.

” What is necessary is we do not unintentionally enable the virus to spread quickly once again which could lead to a 2nd spike which could overwhelm the NHS.

” We in London, and throughout the nation, have put in a monumental effort so far following the instructions to conserve lives and protect the NHS.

” What I believe would be reckless is for us to inadvertently hurry back and lift the lockdown which could cause a second spread.”

Taking A Trip on television the early morning after the statement

By Ashna Hurynag, news reporter

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Ashna Hurynag reports that passengers on the tube are clearly anxious

There’s no escaping the awkwardness of capturing somebody’s eye on television, however this feeling has actually been multiplied tenfold because this infection grabbed London.

On board one commuter line into the centre of the capital today a few fellow guests were putting on face coverings, however they remained in the minority. Nobody wore gloves but numerous I talked to carried anti-bacterial gel for security.

Social distancing in the carriage was difficult, more bags on seats stressed the need for area.

At each stop those coming aboard would awkwardly side-step through the carriage in search of a two-metre sanctuary.

Numerous were solo tourists, primarily of working age. No families or tourists suggested silence replaced the typical buzz of London, the hum of the engine and the rattling across the line were the only sounds for the whole journey.

Each time somebody disembarked and cleared the train a little additional it appeared as though everybody’s shoulders fell a little with relief. Individuals were tense, merely wishing to reach their location.

The prime minister recommended versus making use of public transport however for the guests on it today they had no option.

Using it is their only method of getting between work and house to make ends satisfy in this unpredictable time.

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