London's transport network could be crippled if the UK makes lockdown measures, a strong report has revealed today.

The briefing to emergency planners, seen by the BBC, warns that the underground & # 39; will soon be overwhelmed & # 39; if social distance were maintained, saying police would be under pressure if necessary to maintain crowd control.

London's transport system would require four weeks to prepare for & # 39; new challenges, according to the briefing & # 39; lockdown release & # 39 ;.

Britain begins to see a return to some normality as traffic returns to the country's motorways – but the government stresses that it does not want to lift lockdown measures too early, while the country still has a & # 39; dangerous moment & # 39 ; in the coronavirus pandemic.

Masked passengers are seen from & # 39; tomorrow on & # 39; e place at Canning Town underground station in London

Key workers claim they are forced to pack pipes on a daily basis and say construction workers who & # 39; t packed the trains & # 39; outnumber NHS staff & # 39; use (image: Canning Town this morning)

Key workers claim they are forced to pack pipes on a daily basis and say construction workers who & # 39; t packed the trains & # 39; outnumber NHS staff & # 39; use (image: Canning Town this morning)

The revelation comes as:

  • Boris Johnson is set to lock in that lockdown will remain until June, around the time he collects the cabinet to a & # 39; exit strategy & # 39; to throw out
  • Ministers finally admit they will miss 100,000-a-day test target Matt Hancock today as NHS chiefs say the number is a & # 39; red herring & # 39; is and medics and caregivers are not yet tested
  • Researchers who analyzed nearly 17,000 COVID-19 hospitals in the UK found that 33 percent of patients died, 49 percent were discharged and 17 percent still receive care
  • The International Labor Organization reported that about 1.6 billion workers in & # 39; the informal economy in & # 39; immediate danger & # 39; of losing them

Angry commuters across London's tube network continue to go with Mayor Sadiq Khan, claiming key workers claim to be packing Tubes on a daily basis and say construction workers who use the packed trains & # 39; outnumber NHS- personnel & # 39 ;.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously urged Britain to stay home and not travel, but many who do not use Transport for London (TfL) services have claimed that busy buses are now a daily occurrence, even though people asked to work at home possible.

On Monday, TfL placed 7,000 employees whose work has been reduced or paused as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at furlough.

The Mayor of London said last week that he & # 39; s cash in & # 39; to continue the capital's services in the midst of a huge drop in income tax rates during the coronavirus lockout.

Khan, who was & # 39; accused of & # 39; life risk & # 39; After TfL dropped services – forcing commuters who had to work to shrink in packed carts – asked for the subsidy to help support the tough transport network.

TfL will have access to government funding for government work retention after Tube travel fell by 95 percent and bus usage by 85 percent since last month's lockdown (image: Canning Town this morning)

TfL will have access to government funding for government work retention after Tube travel fell by 95 percent and bus usage by 85 percent since last month's lockdown (image: Canning Town this morning)

Asked how long TfL might last, Mr Khan told BBC London: & # 39; Probably end of this month & # 39; (image: Passengers at Canning Town)

Asked how long TfL might last, Mr Khan told BBC London: & # 39; Probably end of this month & # 39; (image: Passengers at Canning Town)

Some 7,000 staff whose work has been reduced or paused will be affected by the & # 39; relocation amid & # 39; a huge financial impact of the crisis.

TfL will have access to funding from the & # 39; government for job retention of & # 39; The government to reduce tube travel by 95 per cent and bus usage by 85 per cent since the close of last month.

It can now get funding for 80 per cent of furloughed staff salaries – which will be at least three weeks on the scheme – up to a maximum of £ 2,500 per month.

Asked how long TfL might last, Mr Khan told BBC London: & # 39; Probably end of this month & # 39 ;.

He added: & # 39; What we can't do is make a decision to cut more services, & # 39; we can't pay people. That is why it is really important. & # 39;

The RMT said a survey that conducted it among 10,000 transport workers & # 39; widespread failures & # 39; public in the protection of personnel and passengers.

Two of & # 39; the five of & # 39; e investigators said their employer had set profits as business priorities for safety, a third described action to protect them against Covid-19 as poor or terrible, and a similar number said they were not issued with PPE.

Most said they had not been tested for the virus, and four out of 10 said they did not have access to laundry facilities.

Rush hour traffic on & # 39; the M25 in Kent from & # 39; tomorrow, which gets busier by the day, to some level of normalcy seems to go back to the country

Rush hour traffic on & # 39; the M25 in Kent from & # 39; tomorrow, which gets busier by the day, to some level of normalcy seems to go back to the country

Traffic is being built today on & # 39; early tomorrow on & # 39; e A40 Perivale in West London. On Monday, TfL laid off 7,000 employees whose work has been reduced or paused as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at furlough

Traffic is being built today on & # 39; early tomorrow on & # 39; e A40 Perivale in West London. On Monday, TfL laid off 7,000 employees whose work has been reduced or paused as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at furlough

Traffic builds today on A102 in Greenwich south-east London. The public is said to be able to leave their homes only when absolutely essential, in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus

Traffic builds today on A102 in Greenwich south-east London. The public is said to be able to leave their homes only when absolutely essential, in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus

A spokesman for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: & # 39; Reducing restrictions on lockout will undoubtedly pose serious challenges to maintaining social distance, especially in London with our high population density and busy public transport network.

& # 39; Life just won't return to what it was before, and it's vital that the government now has an open and honest conversation with the public about how we should all play our part to ensure that we in any case maintain social distance aspects of our daily lives.

& # 39; Whether it is for schools, construction sites or other industries that need to spend their opening hours, or restrictions on using public transport, there should be no options of & # 39; be a table.

& # 39; Therefore, it is essential that we are fully prepared as a country and a city before the lockdown is granted, with comprehensive package of measures in place to ensure that people's health is protected. & # 39;

A spokesman for London's Strategic Co-ordination Group (SCG) said: & # 39; A number of documents are currently being prepared in London that will help in planning the release of the lockdown, if and when it does occur.

& # 39; The referenced document contains a number of planning scenarios based on current social distance measures to help planners prepare for the & # 39; e current restrictions. These should not be seen as what will happen, but it is important that emergency planners understand all the implications and the impact that any changes to closing measures can have on individual organizations and the general public. & # 39;

Drivers are around the block for the ONLY Burger King transit in the UK – to warn health chefs about & # 39; concerns & # 39; rise in traffic to the highest since the shutdown began and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs & # 39; in or around June & # 39;

Drivers stood in & # 39; round the block at the only Burger King crossing in & # 39; t United Kingdom, after & # 39; health administrators warned that & # 39; careless & # 39; data showed that use of cars was at its highest since the lockdown began.

Staff at the Havant fast food restaurant were seen wearing masks and gloves over their uniforms when they handed burgers and fries to customers in Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon.

It comes as Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE) director Yvonne Doyle said there were more motorists than on March 23 – the day the lockdown began.

She told the Daily Downing Street briefing the numbers were & # 39; worry & # 39; and urged people to leave their homes only for & # 39; needs & # 39; creating fear that failure to comply with the rules can result in a second wave of coronavirus.

In addition to the risks presented by intensive travel, PHE has warned that those who are seriously overweight are at a higher risk of COVID-19 serious illness. Traveling to high-calorie foods, therefore, connects these health risks & # 39; s.

Moratorists were pictured queuing around the block on the only open Burger King cross-site in the UK in Havant today

Moratorists were pictured queuing around the block on the only open Burger King cross-site in the UK in Havant today

Like Burger King, many other fast food chains and pubs are capable of welcoming customers, with Wetherspoons claiming that its bars and hotels will open & # 39; in or around June & # 39; would open. & # 39;

JD Wetherspoon yesterday said it intends to raise £ 141 million as part of a share placement scheme, so it could reopen as the summer begins.

The company said it is increasing the amount by issuing up to 15.7 million shares at 900 pence per share.

President Tim Martin was forced to close all 900 pubs and 40,000 workers before Britain closed.

He was one of & # 39; the last on & # 39; e High Street to close shop, with drinkers defending their final pints on March 20 – just three days before a shutdown was imposed by law.

But the deputy chief medical officer of Public Health England, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, revealed that the hope of pubs will soon reopen.

He asked on & # 39; the reopening of pubs, beaches & garden centers & # 39; Downing Street Press Conference: & # 39; At several different points, they may involve the community of individuals and one must think very carefully and cautiously about some of these before we make the wrong move to relax measures.

& # 39; I think we need to be extremely careless and extremely careful about this.

& # 39; This virus will definitely return … this has been with us for a while, potentially as long as we get a vaccine.

& # 39; So from that perspective, we have to be really careful and really drive away and I just will not for a moment imagine any of this should be rushed. & # 39;

Burger King has said it will try the open passage on the Hampshire site with the view that more may open in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, fellow fast food giant KFC has announced that it will re-open another 80 branches for delivery, in order to & # 39; Britain continue to & # 39; lockdown.

The fried chicken chain said 100 of its stores up and down the country will be able to bring orders to & # 39; customers' homes next Monday.

Meanwhile, DIY retailer Wickes has revealed that it will reopen six stores with strict social distance measures starting tomorrow in Pudsey, Cheltenham, Preston, Sevenoaks, Cricklewood and Hailsham.

Phone data has also suggested that Britons make more trips on roads than they did a week ago.

Speaking in number 10, Ms. Doyle said that the latest government slide on transportation use & # 39; concerns & # 39; used to be.

& # 39; This is a transport slide that shows the use of various forms of transport, & # 39; told them at & # 39; the press conference.

& # 39; So & # 39; we have seen very dramatic falls so far in & # 39; in most modes, but there has been an uptick in engines.

& # 39; The message here is really that we are still going through this peak and this use of motorcycles is the highest workday use since March 23 and we need to be real that most people make efforts to stay home and live rescued and this is a little worrying.

& # 39; So please stay home, protect the NHS, save lives, and go out for the need and transportation data will reflect that. & # 39;

The government's lockdown rules state that people should leave their home only to have one of & # 39; There are four reasons: For food prohibition, medicines, exercises or getting to work when they cannot work from home.

There is growing evidence to suggest that some Brits have enough of a lockdown restriction, with more people also being in the & # 39; s parks. a nation seen in previous weeks.

The government has insisted that it does not want lockdown measures lifted too early, in order to # & # 39; t still land the & # 39; dangerous moment & # 39; experienced in & # 39; the coronavirus pandemic.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab pointed to a reported increase in Covid-19 cases in Germany while discussing social distance measures at Downing Street's daily press conference.

Mr. Raab said a similar uptick in & # 39; the UK & # 39; is a very real risk and it is important that we proceed cautiously & # 39 ;.

He added: & # 39; We must not gamble away the sacrifices and progress we have made – we must continue with the scientific evidence and we must continue to make the right decisions at the right moment in & # 39; take time. & # 39;

The Foreign Minister said he & # 39; did not know & # 39; whether the five lockdown lifting tests were met and said the country was at a & # 39; delicate and dangerous moment in this challenge & # 39 ;.

He explained that the UK was still & # 39; peaking & # 39; of the virus and said people should keep current measures & # 39; until we get out & # 39; e forest are & # 39 ;.

Professor Van-Tam also cautioned in reopening schools and said that ministers & # 39; are indeed cautious & # 39; must have to. He said it was & # 39; too early & # 39; was to go back to class, but said the idea was & # 39; in & # 39; e mix & # 39; in conversations about reducing the restrictions.

He also doubted that it was possible for young children to stay two meters apart in a classroom setting.

The comments of Prof. Van-Tam comes hours after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said schools are & # 39; phased in & # 39; would re-open but that the government had no fixed date in mind for this.

Wetherspoons plans to open its pubs & # 39; in or around June & # 39; re-open after they are locked in coronavirus lockon

By Lara Keay

Wetherspoons has plans to reopen its pubs and hotels & # 39; in or around June & # 39;, it was revealed yesterday.

President Tim Martin was forced to close all 900 pubs and 40,000 workers before Britain closed.

He was one of & # 39; the last on & # 39; e High Street to close shop, with drinkers defending their final pints on March 20 – just three days before a shutdown was imposed by law.

There were threats to launch a national boycott of the chain when Mr Martin proved that the closure of pubs & # 39; over the top & # 39; and that supermarkets posed a greater risk of spreading coronavirus than bars.

He later refused to pay workers until he received the appropriate government allowance and further fury and accusations of hypocrisy arose when he told workers instead to get jobs at Tesco.

His pub in Crystal Palace, south London, was covered with the words & # 39; pay your staff & # 39; after Brexit support boss refused to pay staff until his government money went through.

Wetherspoons President Tim Martin (pictured with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July last year) was forced to close all 900 pubs and 40,000 workers when Britain closed on March 23

Wetherspoons President Tim Martin (pictured with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July last year) was forced to close all 900 pubs and 40,000 workers when Britain closed on March 23

JD Wetherspoon said the goal is to raise £ 141 million as part of a share placement scheme so it can reopen as the summer begins.

The company said it is increasing the amount by issuing up to 15.7 million shares at 900 pence per share.

But the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health England, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, yesterday revealed that the hopes of pubs are reopening at any moment.

He asked on & # 39; the reopening of pubs, beaches & garden centers & # 39; Downing Street Press Conference: & # 39; At several different points, they may involve the community of individuals and one must think very carefully and cautiously about some of these before we make the wrong move to relax measures.

& # 39; I think we need to be extremely careless and extremely careful about this.

& # 39; This virus will definitely return … this has been with us for a while, potentially as long as we get a vaccine.

& # 39; So from that perspective, we have to be really careful and really drive away and I just will not for a moment imagine any of this should be rushed. & # 39;

Mr Martin, a donor of the Conservative Party and Fear Brexiteer, caused even more controversy last month when he said he would catch coronavirus, not to mention his & # 39; chances are good & # 39 ;.

Drinkers are pictured at JJ Moon & # 39; s in Tooting, south London, on March 20, the last day Wetherspoon was nationwide open

Drinkers are pictured at JJ Moon & # 39; s in Tooting, south London, on March 20, the last day Wetherspoon was nationwide open

The 64-year-old said, & # 39; If anyone offered me the opportunity now to have it under supervised circumstances, I think I would probably take it, & # 39; your chances are very, very good. & # 39;

He told Sky at the time: & # 39; Supermarkets are very, very full. Pubs are much less crowded.

& # 39; There is hardly any transmission of the virus within pubs and I think it is over the top to close them. That is a commercial view, but also a face perspective. & # 39;

He claimed that a national shutdown & # 39; draconian & # 39; was and that it & # 39; health benefits & # 39; do not bid.

Mr. Martin had hoped he could get away with introducing social distance into his pubs, with a & # 39; regular only & # 39; policy in some.

He said people would be able to keep their distance easier if footfall dropped with some who could not leave the house because of underlying health conditions.

The news was met with a mixed reaction on social media, with some desperate to return to their favorite pubs and others continuing to boycott.

One person asked if she could pre-order drinks for the June re-opening.

But someone else wrote: & # 39; I plan to take a social distance from Wetherspoons and Tim Martin indeed. & # 39;

Another person commented: & # 39; I certainly won't spend any money in a Wetherspoons after & # 39; s all over. #TimMartin. & # 39;

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