On Wednesday the 17th March 2020 our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, declared that all UK schools would be "closed" until further notice from Friday 19th of March. One exception too this is that the children of key workers (nurses, the fire crew, police etc.) could still, if needed, go to school. The Prime Minister said that we were all allowed out of our house for a nice stroll in the field, a play in the park or to walk your dog in the lovely sunshine but only if you stay at least 2 meters apart ; this is called social distancing : but is it enough?
Some people might argue that since we are a democratic country Boris is trusting that we make the right decisions and he is just setting a guideline to help us make those sensible judgments. There is plenty of open green space around us and surely, we can stay 2 meters apart and still make the most of the time in the soon to come beautiful spring weather. Mr. Johnson is also emphasizing that you should still go outside and enjoy yourself to keep your mental health stable and secure.
On the other side of this argument, some people might say that this is not enough, and Mr. Johnson should give us more information, bring in the police and enforce strict rules. What have we seen so far? Well at parks children are playing on the equipment, herds of people walking in the streets and lots of people in open spaces and national trust areas- These people are all not staying 2 meters apart.
In conclusion, using skepticism with an open mind, I feel like the government are not doing enough and should enforce some more strict rules to help the spread of Coronavirus. Using evidence from the text, I believe the Prime Minister needs to enforce further lockdown measures. People are not listening and are not making sensible decisions. The quicker we all stay inside as much as absolute possible; the quicker Coronavirus will be stopped. Maybe there should be more places, events or supermarkets that only the elderly are allowed to visit or attend due to the fact that there is less chance elderly are going to catch it off other elderly.
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