On Monday evening, Boris Johnson bowed to pressure and put the UK into a lockdown scenario in order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
With his pleas for social distancing clearly falling on deaf ears and people continuing to congregate in public areas and potentially exposing themselves to the illness, the prime minister was forced to introduce stricter measures to keep people safe and preserve their health.
Now the British public must stay in their houses at all costs except for trips to shops for basic necessities such as food and medicine. People are allowed to also to exercise once a day outside, be that jogging, walking or cycling. Travelling into work is also allowed for those that can't work from home. All social events such as weddings have been cancelled with funerals of close family members being the exception. People must associate with the people they live with and gatherings of more than two people have been banned, with police given permission to issue on the spot fines and disperse gathers.
PM @BorisJohnson gives an important update on #coronavirus
— UK Prime Minister (@UK Prime Minister)
These rules are likely to be in place for at least three weeks, with the government expected to review the situation afterwards and either tighten or loosen the regulations.
As Brits prepare to adjust to this new way of life, which could last for an unknown amount of time, the good folks of Twitter began to share thoughts and they were as funny as you can imagine.
imagine walking to Lidl to get beans and getting tasered