UK health secretary: Follow coronavirus rules or well ban outdoor exercise

U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that the government will ban people from leaving their homes to exercise if too many people flout social distancing rules.

“If you dont want us to have to take the step to ban exercise of all forms outside of your own home, then youve got to follow the rules,” he told the BBCs Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

Under the U.K.s measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus people can exercise outside alone or with members of their household.

Hancock said most people were adhering to social distancing instructions, but said: “Lets not have a minority spoiling it for everybody.”

There has been concern that people will disregard the governments policy to enjoy a weekend of sunny weather in the U.K.

Hancock also attempted to quash the notion that the governments policy had been to build up “herd immunity” by allowing around 60 percent of the population to become infected with the virus.

The U.K.s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said publicly in mid-March that herd immunity would indeed be “an important part of controlling this longer term.”

But Hancock said Vallance had been “talkinRead More – Source

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