Revealed: elderly to be quarantined at home or in care homes for four months, in "wartime-style" mobilisation to combat Coronavirus. Full details here.
Elderly to be quarantined for four months, in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes Robert Peston
"Everything is aimed at making sure the NHS is not overwhelmed" would be fair enough if the start point wasn't an overwhelmed health service following a decade of cuts. Entering a crisis when we're already in a crisis means more lives lost.
Dom briefs Robert Robert breathlessly reports unattributable “thinking” Dom waits to see what the reaction is Dom adjusts policy Is that about it?
Elderly to be quarantined for four months, in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes
A good journalist would ask how the hell the government planned to lock up over 8 million citizens for 4 months-Basic questions follow. But instead we have ideas floated through government approved spin doctors.
A rare moment where a Tory government announces five policies and I agree with all of them...
. says war-time mobilisation effort to combat #COVIDー19 will include requisitioning hotels as temporary hospitals and private hospitals, temporary closure of bars, pubs and restaurants, and Uber/Deliveroo delivering to elderly
However destabilising we must come to terms with it & organise if true - 3rd ref I’ve seen now in last few days. Elderly to be quarantined for four months, in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes Robert Peston
Important UK #coronavirus measures: -emergency manufacture of respirators that will keep acute #COVIDー19 patients alive; -requisitioning of hotels/other buildings as temporary hospitals; -requisitioning of private hospitals as emergency hospitals.
Mmmm. If not mmmmmmmmm.
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus - starting to make sense. How will they enforce it? ⁦
This new article from Peston has a lot more detail about the government's plans Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes Robert Peston
UK plan for #Covid_19
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes Robert Peston - ITV News
UK government planning to quarantine people over 70 for four months, and have meals delivered by Uber and Deliveroo. Not sure how this works for people without £10.95 per day to spend on a korma and a naan, or indeed anyone in the Hebrides.
"People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months" writes Robert Peston
Over 70’s will be ok apparently.... what about the disabled and other vulnerable members of out society? #COVIDー19 #COVID2019uk
Well, this seems like a more significant response, more to the scale of the situation we’re facing. But how shabby this comes out via a leak to the government’s stenographer , instead of a proper effort to communicate with citizens directly.
UK “What keeps ministers and officials awake at night is the fear that if the epidemic becomes too great they would have to make appalling decisions, such as that the NHS would stop treating people over a certain age, such as 65.”
Number 10 has clearly decided to float its plans to see how we react to them. Yes, these measures are drastic, daunting & enormously challenging. But I am profoundly reassured they exist & will do all I can to help our most vulnerable. #COVID19
UK to step up “emergency manufacture by several companies of respirators that would be necessary to keep alive those who become acutely ill” #WeNeedVentilators
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation in UK to combat #COVID19
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus - "quarantine as late as possible - some time within the next five to 20 days." #UK
“The prime minister's adviser, Dominic Cummings, has also initiated conversations with Uber and Deliveroo about taking food to the old and vulnerable when they are put into forced isolation.” About time.
People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days. THIS IS HOW TO DO THIS.
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes Robert Peston
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes Robert Peston - ITV News
This is good planning by PM ⁦⁩ ⁦@10DowningStreet⁩ and the civil servants. My heart goes out to the elderly who’ll be isolated for 4 months. Loneliness will hit them badly. Can ⁦⁦⁩ chalk up anti-loneliness plan?
Nobody's piercing this cocoon.
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus
Oh look. Cummings is telling what to write again. A proper government would announce this; a proper journalist would ask some questions.
That is one way to stop the pesky House of Lords blocking legislation. Also, the outgoing Labour leader. #COVID19
Elderly could be quarantined for four months in 'wartime-style' mobilisation to combat coronavirus, writes
it is an inevitable part of their strategy, and it will happen very soon I think
The plan is 70+ and I guess the other people in the house need to make other arrangements if they don’t want to self isolate.
This sounds like more drastic (but still prescribed) measures are imminent