COVID-19 Crisis: UK Shuts Down Social Life Amid Coronavirus

World | Reuters | March 17, 2020, 11:40 am
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 Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (March 16) shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against a coronavirus outbreak just as it accelerates towards its peak. (Image: AP)
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (March 16) shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against a coronavirus outbreak just as it accelerates towards its peak. (Image: AP)

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 A sparsely-filled carriage on an Underground train in west London as many office staff in the capital opted to work from home as a precaution against coronavirus. (Image: AP)
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A sparsely-filled carriage on an Underground train in west London as many office staff in the capital opted to work from home as a precaution against coronavirus. (Image: AP)

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 Empty pitches are seen on Hackney Marshes in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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Empty pitches are seen on Hackney Marshes in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 People walk through a sparsely populated Tate Modern as the number of coronavirus cases (COVID-19) grows around the world in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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People walk through a sparsely populated Tate Modern as the number of coronavirus cases (COVID-19) grows around the world in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man wearing a protective face mask walks through central London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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A man wearing a protective face mask walks through central London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman wearing a mask walks towards the entrance of London's Kings's Cross station. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman wearing a mask walks towards the entrance of London's Kings's Cross station. (Image: Reuters)

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 Shelves are empty in the fruit and vegetable section of an Asda store in London. (Image: AP)
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Shelves are empty in the fruit and vegetable section of an Asda store in London. (Image: AP)

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 Nearly empty supermarket shelves in Ashford, southeast England. (Image: AP)
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Nearly empty supermarket shelves in Ashford, southeast England. (Image: AP)

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 Nearly empty supermarket shelves in Ashford, southeast England. (Image: AP)
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Nearly empty supermarket shelves in Ashford, southeast England. (Image: AP)

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 An Ebbsfleet Town fan wears a protective facemask as he drinks with fellow supporters ahead of their Soccer match against Halifax Town in Halifax, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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An Ebbsfleet Town fan wears a protective facemask as he drinks with fellow supporters ahead of their Soccer match against Halifax Town in Halifax, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman wearing a protective face mask walks out of an underground tube station in the City of London financial district, whilst British stocks tumble as investors fear that the coronavirus outbreak could stall the global economy, London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks out of an underground tube station in the City of London financial district, whilst British stocks tumble as investors fear that the coronavirus outbreak could stall the global economy, London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Restaurant seats stand empty in Covent Garden in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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Restaurant seats stand empty in Covent Garden in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man stands next to shelves empty of fresh meat in a supermarket, as the number of worldwide coronavirus cases continues to grow, in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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A man stands next to shelves empty of fresh meat in a supermarket, as the number of worldwide coronavirus cases continues to grow, in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 A view of the near-empty departure area at London's Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 departure. (Image: AP)
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A view of the near-empty departure area at London's Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 departure. (Image: AP)

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 The Eurostar check-in area at London's St Pancras station. (Image: AP)
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The Eurostar check-in area at London's St Pancras station. (Image: AP)

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