The UK will impose restrictive measures to combat the new coronavirus’s spread, Report says, citing TASS.

New coronavirus restrictions may last for six months if the pandemic situation does not improve, Boris Johnson told parliament on Tuesday.

The prime minister confirmed that pubs, bars, and other hospitality venues in England would have to close at 10 pm from Thursday, as the British government imposes new restrictions to try to curb a surge in cases.

The new measures come a day after the chief medical and scientific advisors warned about the spread of the virus in all UK parts.

Johnson said the devolved administrations were taking similar steps to those he announced. Several areas in Britain are already under local lockdown.

“Unless we palpably make progress, we should assume that the restrictions that I have announced will remain in place for perhaps six months.”