UK to move to ban mass gatherings next week to curb Covid-19


A woman wears a protective mask as she walks on Oxford Street in London, Britain March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

(Reuters) – British government is planning to introduce emergency laws next week to ban mass gatherings in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, Sky News reported here late Friday, citing a Whitehall source.

“We have drafted emergency legislation to give the government the powers it needs to deal with coronavirus, including powers to stop mass gatherings and compensate organisations,” Sky News quoted the source as saying.

Reporting by Roshan Abraham in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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