“We are in unprecedented times and public health and safety must come first.
This outbreak demands strong leadership to protect lives. We have seen over the course of the last few weeks other countries taking further far reaching social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus, so tonight’s announcement is long overdue, but welcome.
We now need to understand the details of the enforcement, who can and can’t travel to work and guidance for employers and workers. The Prime Minister must set this out very clearly.
Government must now give detail to provide clarity and certainty for Portsmouth people.
We are have a part to play. Proudly, Portsmouth people have shown in the past we can rise to a challenge. It is time to do so again”.