March 18, 2020
Workers stood a lot closer together than recommended as they made their way home on packed London Underground trains amid the coronavirus outbreak today.
The Government’s health experts have said people are at risk if they stand within two metres of a person infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday also warned people to avoid all non-essential travel and to work from home where possible.
But many commuters have insisted on going to work and were seen at rush hour this afternoon being forced to stand close together in crowded carriages.
The photo came hours after mayor of London Sadiq Khan warned that London Tubes and trains may run a ‘scaled down’ service on weekdays from as early as this week – meaning that carriages could end up even more crowded.
And it also emerged that as many as 86 per cent of coronavirus patients may go undetected because their symptoms are so mild – meaning commuters could unwittingly be spreading the virus whilst not knowing they even have it.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:05 am