UK PM Announces “One Meter Plus” Social Distancing Rule

It will allow people to take additional measures to protect themselves such as wearing a mask

UK to Announce New 'One Meter Plus' Social Distancing Rule
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson washes his hands in the playground during a visit to Bovingdon Primary School in Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, England, June 19, 2020. VOA

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a new “one meter plus” social distancing rule to reopen the United Kingdom, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported late on Saturday.

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The announcement, to be made on Tuesday, will apply to all venues including offices, schools and pubs, the paper reported, adding that it will take effect from July 4.

UK to Announce New 'One Meter Plus' Social Distancing Rule
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new move will allow people to remain a meter away from others. Wikimedia Commons

The move will allow people to remain a meter away from others if they take additional measures to protect themselves, such as wearing a mask, according to the report.

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Earlier on Saturday, culture minister Oliver Dowden said that Britain’s government will announce in the coming days whether it will reduce its two-meter social distancing rule for England. (VOA)