London: With the complete world battling the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom (UK) has provide you with a novel technique in an try to forestall the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps introduced a 2 billion-pound ($2.5 billion) bundle to encourage biking and strolling within the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The transfer on Saturday got here as the federal government strives to double biking and improve strolling by 2025 with a nationwide biking plan being anticipated to be revealed in June, reviews Xinhua information company.
“Swift emergency plans” to be put in place embrace rising bike lanes, wider pavements for pedestrians and cycle and bus-only streets, Shapps advised reporters on the Downing Street press briefing.
Public transport will stay a fraction of pre-pandemic capability for a while, he stated.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is anticipated to tackle the nation on Sunday night time to announce a roadmap to ease the present lockdown measures.
During the briefing, Shapps urged Britons to stick to social distancing measures through the sunny weekend.
“Do not throw away the great work of seven weeks of respecting the rules and guidelines because it happens to be sunny this bank holiday weekend,” Shapps stated.
The secretary warned that it’ll take a while for issues to get again to regular.
“Moving beyond COVID will be a gradual process, not a single leap to freedom, so when we do emerge the world will seem quite different,” Shapps stated.
The growth comes because the variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the UK has elevated to 216,525, with 31,662 deaths.
The nation at present accounts for the best variety of deaths in Europe.