Amidst the increasing fear and death toll due to the global Coronavirus outbreak, the London government has decided to impose further strict restrictions to curb the virus’s spread.
According to reports, London is likely to be placed into the toughest tier of COVID-19 restrictions following a sharp rise in coronavirus rates.
Earlier this month, the government implemented a tiered system of restrictions to try to keep a second wave of the virus under control following a month-long lockdown. More than 40% of citizens were placed in the highest risk category.
The capital is currently only in the second highest tier of restrictions.
However, 9 million people and world-leading financial centre make London the engine of the British economy.
A countrywide review of the tier system is scheduled to take place on Dec. 16, although London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was possible a decision on London could come as early as Monday.
Previously, the government raised concerns about the spread of the virus in London schools announced a programme of mass testing.
On Sunday one region of the capital unilaterally decided to close its schools altogether.