Covid-19: Johnson ‘considers plan to seal off London’

Irish Times | Aug 2, 2020 at 12:21 PM
  • British prime minister Boris Johnson has ordered officials to draw up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown.
  • The Times reported the Conservative Party leader held a “war game” session with Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to run through possible options for averting another nationwide lockdown that could stall any potential economic recovery.
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) was forced to deny that it had abandoned its pledge to regularly test care home residents through the summer following a leaked memo from Prof Jane Cummings, the Government’s adult social care testing director.