The citizens of the UK turned blind eye to prime minister Boris Johnson Coronavirus advice. But this is not only the fault of Britons. The message delivered was vague and not clear enough. The message did not clearly address the gravity of the health crisis.
Why Britons ignored the Prime Minister?
Nick Chater is a Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School. He states “Mr. Johnson did not make it clear the individual role each member of the British public had to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19”. Bars and Night clubs were kept open till last Friday. It makes no sense to keep them open but also not expect people to visit there. Britons did not obey the rule of social distancing.
To those going against the advice we're getting from our experts, you're not only putting your own life and the lives of your family at risk, you're endangering the community and you're making it more difficult for us to protect the NHS and save lives. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/WLw17OboHR
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 20, 2020
It is hard to believe that people still went to enjoy social gatherings in these times of crisis. Then again the official warning message was vague and did not describe anything about social distancing.
On Monday, the Prime Minister extended the nationwide lockdown and only prohibited the public to leave their homes for food, medical supplies, work, and exercise. Since the drastic measures were introduced the majority of the people have stuck to the restrictions. But a few of them went against the rules. The police, are given much more power to disperse and fine individuals who do not act according to the new notification.
Prime Minister of UK tested positive for Coronavirus
On 27 April 2020, Mr. Boris Johnson has been tested positive for COVID-19. He says, “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
Now the message from the Government, and the scale of the crisis, is much more clear. The people are now abiding by the rules. The entire UK is under lockdown.