London, UK - 24 March : People walk back home on Romford Road with their basic shopping a day after Uk was put on lockdown.
I began my pictorial diary almost a week into the lockdown. At first, not sure how to deal with it, not even wanting to fathom how to deal with it.
On 16 March, the government advised all in the UK against “non-essential” travel and contact with others and suggests people should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and work from home if possible.
On 20 March, Boris Johnson orders all pubs, cafes, restaurants, bars and gyms to close. The chancellor also announces that the taxpayer will meet 80 per cent of the wages of employees temporarily sent home from firms hit by the crisis.
On 23 March, the prime minister announces a nationwide lockdown – a drastic set of measures restrict movement and assembly. It is announced that police will be granted powers within days to enforce the government’s “social distancing” measures.
On 23 March, the 'Clap for Careers' was started, where the public was invited to clap for the key workers at 20.00hrs on Thursdays.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
London, UK - 24 March: My local Tesco mini shopping Market with half fill shelves on day one of the lockdown.
London, UK - 24 March: A Garbage truck and its operators hard at work on Romford Road. The road was virtually empty but for essential services, a day after the UK was put on lockdown due to the Coronavirus spread.
26 March: The public library at Forest Gate displays a closed sign due to the Corvid19 lockdown. Signs posted on shops along the high street.
24 March: A TFL bus plying between the city and Ilford at a bus stop on Romford Road.
24 March: A McDonald's outlet on Romford road closed following a Government directive.
24 March: A Garbage truck and its operators at work on Romford Road.
24 March: Romford Road was virtually empty but for essential services, a day after the Uk was put on lockdown due to the Coronavirus spread.