The government measure for people over the age of 70 is likely to be enforced within the next 20 days as the UK continues to try and save lives in its battle against coronavirus Covid-19
People in Britain aged over 70 will be instructed soon by the government to stay in strict isolation for four months as part of a planned response to coronavirus, broadcaster ITV's political editor said.
Robert Peston said the government was likely to enforce a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort in the next five to 20 days.
Other measures being planned include hotels and other building being used as temporary hospitals, privately-run hospitals being converted into emergency medical care centres and commissioning several companies to make respirators that can keep acutely ill victims alive.
New rules would see pubs, bars and restaurants shut their doors temporarily and schools would close for a few weeks but children of key workers will be allowed to continue attending as skeleton staff will be providing childcare.
A senior government source told ITV News, the belief that the government are reluctant to make difficult and costly decisions to battle the virus is untrue.
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