The London mayor has asked the Prime Minister to ban people from different households mixing as part of lockdown measure on the capital to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Sadiq Khan requested that Boris Johnson implement a ban to halt the spread of COVID-19, the Guardian reported.

"One of the things that I said to the prime minister is: I think we should be following what's happening around the country and stopping social mixing of households, and I say that with a heavy heart," he said in an interview with the newspaper.

The mayor of London spoke to the Guardian as the federal government introduced the town had been placed on the “watchlist” of areas in danger from more durable restrictions.

“It’s obviously bad news that London is an area of concern. But the good news is that finally the government will pull their finger out and give us additional support,” Khan said.

The variety of covid assessments carried out every week in London dropped 43 per cent between mid-August and mid-September as different areas had been prioritised, regardless of the interval coinciding with faculties, universities and workplaces beginning to reopen.

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“It beggars belief. We all knew that in September there would be a greater need for testing,” he mentioned.

“I’m really angry. It’s another example of lessons not being learned. You can explain the delay, incompetence in March. There’s no excuse now.”

Thirty-five more patients with Covid were admitted to the capital in the last 24-hour period, taking the total to 212, of which 40 are on ventilators.

On Friday Cardiff, Swansea and Leeds became the most recent areas to face more durable guidelines, bringing the whole variety of individuals dealing with regional lockdowns to greater than 15 million.

The Office for National Statistics survey revealed that round one in each 500 persons are thought to have the virus, up from one in 1,400 the week earlier than.

The R quantity for the UK rose to 1.2-1.5.

Khan was scathing about Johnson’s dealing with of coronavirus and his declare this week that the “freedom-loving” British public had been extra reluctant to obey the principles than their continental counterparts.

“We saw Boris Johnson demonstrating two traits this week this week that many of us know him for: ignorance and arrogance,” he added.