INews covers ANCON and discusses Matt Hancock
Mr Hancock insisted that the plea to remain inside unless it was for very good reasons was “not a request, but a requirement” and said he was astonished that high numbers of people were still going out regularly.
Their comments came amid mounting reports from across the country that people were heading to the park to enjoy the sun – rather than limiting their outdoor excursions to exercise or cases of emergency.
Brockwell Park in South London closed after 3,000 people ignored the rules. Cassiobury Park in Watford is also closed after hundreds of people headed there for picnics, as well as Lundersten Bay in Scotland.
“Sunbathing is against the rules that have been set out for important public health reasons,” Mr Hancock said.
25 metre spreading
The importance of staying indoors is backed up by new research showing that coronavirus could spread from person to person over a distance of 25 metres.
The analysis, by the medical technology company Ancon Medical, revealed that a person can be exposed to 100 aerosol particles containing coronavirus in a single breath at a distance of 25 metres from an uncovered cough from an infected individual.