Hancock: U.K. Will Have to Take Further Action If People Flout Lockdown Rules

LONDON (Reuters) -
A man wearing a mask sits down, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Sunday. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

Britain will have to further restrict rules allowing outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules designed to combat the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

“I don’t want to have to take away exercise as a reason to leave home … if too many people are not following the rules,” he told the BBC.

“At the moment the vast majority of people are. But we should not break the rules because that would mean that the virus spreads more and we then might have to take further action.”