Sadiq Khan has warned that it is “inevitable” the capital will pass a “trigger point” to be placed under tier two lockdown restrictions in the next few days after a rise in coronavirus cases in London.
The London mayor told Sky News today that “all the indicators” suggested stricter rules would need to be implemented in the city and said any measures should be applied across the whole of Greater London rather than to specific boroughs.
Asked whether the city’s five hardest-hit local authorities – Richmond, Hackney, Ealing, Redbridge and Harrow – needed specific restrictions, Khan said: “I’ve been working closely with councils across London.
“We have 33 if you include the City of London. We’re keen to go as one because we can see the complexities and the confusion caused by some boroughs having additional restrictions, other boroughs having less.
“Many Londoners work in one borough, live in another borough, study in another borough, go to a restaurant in another borough. So we’re really keen to go as one city. And across our city, you mentioned the numbers in those five boroughs, but the average over the last seven days is about 90 per 100,000.