Great Britain

Boris hits out at Covid rule breakers and warns 'your cough can be someone's death knell!'

Boris Johnson addressed the UK in a pre-recorded speech regarding the current coronavirus crisis and increase in cases across England. This speech comes after announcements that new measures are necessary to again stop the spread of the deadly virus. These include having a 10pm curfew for pubs and bars, increase use of face masks and reducing contact indoors. 

The Prime Minister insisted that across the House of Commons and the devolved nations he had support for increasing the measures to protect against coronavirus. 

Mr Johnson has also faced criticism for these measures with some claiming they are that of a dictator. 

He addressed these complaints and insisted that the situation was serious and someone's cough could result in the death of someone else.

Mr Johnson said: "I believe this broad approach is shared across the whole UK.

DON'T MISS: Coronavirus cure: UK researchers find groundbreaking way to stop virus

Coronavirus Boris Johnson news latest update lockdown

Boris Johnson addressed the nation on the current coronavirus crisis (Image: SKY NEWS•NUMBER10)

Boris Johnson coronavirus update latest today measure lockdown

Boris hits out at Brits breaching Covid rules - 'Your cough can be someone's death knell!' (Image: SKY NEWS)

"To those that say we don't need this stuff and we should leave people to take their own risks, I say these risks are not our own.

"The tragic reality of having COVID-19 is that your mild cough could be someone's death knell."

The Prime Minister also addressed the suggestions that instead of more restrictions and lockdowns, the Government should simply focus on protecting the most vulnerable in society. 

"He said: "As for the suggestion that we should lock up the elderly and the vulnerable, with all the suffering that would entail I must tell you that it is just not realistic.

Boris Johnson coronavirus update latest today measure lockdown

Boris Johnson lashed out at those breaching the coronavirus rules in a speech explaining the new restrictions being brought in. (Image: SKY NEWS)

"If you let the virus rip through the rest of the population it would inevitably find its way to the elderly as well and in much greater numbers.

"That is why we need to suppress the virus now.

The Prime Minister also reiterated that the Government would be taking a firmer stance on those who flout the new rules and regulations. 

He said: "As for that minority who may continue to flout the rules, we will enforce the rules with tougher penalties.


Coronavirus symptoms: ‘Children with a runny nose don’t have COVID-19' [RESEARCH]
Coronavirus symptoms update: Sign more than half of cases experience [STUDY]
Flu jab 2020: How to tell if you have flu or coronavirus [ANALYSIS]

Boris Johnson coronavirus update latest today measure lockdown

Boris Johnson: The Prime Minister also reiterated that the Government would be taking a firmer stance on those who flout the new rules and regulations (Image: SKY NEWS)

"We will have fines of up to £10,000 and we will put more police out on the streets.

"We will also use the army to backfill if necessary."

Mr Johnson admitted that he was reluctant to make any of these choices, however, due to the nature of the crisis, he insisted they were necessary.

He added: "Unless we take action the risk is that we will have to go for tougher measure later.

"This will be when the deaths have already mounted and we have a huge caseload of infection, such as we had in the spring."

Football news:

Dembele scored in both matches of the Champions League - Juventus and Ferencvaros. In La Liga, he did not score for more than a year
Keane has scored 4 goals in PSG's last 2 games. In 37 games at Everton, he had the same number
Carragher on Mourinho: they Said his football was from a different era. If he won the Premier League, it would be great
Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli need to play above all praise to beat real Sociedad
Neymar was substituted in the 26th minute of the match against Istanbul due to injury. He was crying
Juventus shares have risen four times in five years. Ronaldo-this is only one of the reasons
Gary Neville: Mourinho gives Tottenham the confidence to win the Premier League. Jose is only Interested in winning