Boris Johnson has been urged to commit to a “zero-Covid” approach across England by a group of MPs and peers.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on coronavirus called on the Government to maintain compulsory social distancing measures across the country until zero-Covid is achieved.
The MPs said working from home should be actively encouraged and Covid-19 screening should be introduced at transport hubs, shopping centres and supermarkets, in order to meet the goal.
The zero-Covid measure would “provide clarity and reassurance” to the public, said the group of politicians.
It follows an inquiry into the Government’s response to the pandemic by the group, who have warned of the risk of a second wave of the virus in winter.
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