London Mayor Khan encourage people to stay at home and avoid public transport

London Mayor Khan encourage people to stay at home and avoid public transport


London Mayor Khan encourage people to stay at home and avoid public transport
The London Major Sadiq Khan has encouraged people to continue staying at home and not to use public transport after the government's announcement of changes to lockdown measures.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham echoed his words.

"We have certainly seen more people out and about over the weekend, and this is my concern. It feels premature to me to make what are quite substantial changes this morning," he said.
Sadiq Khan said  there had been a 10% increase in the use of the London Underground on Monday, compared with the same time last week, but said the figures were still 94% down on last year.

"The key message from the prime minister last night and me today is do not use public transport - public transport is there for essential workers," he said.

"We have certainly seen more people out and about over the weekend, and this is my concern. It feels premature to me to make what are quite substantial changes this morning," he said.

He urged people in the North West to be "very cautious" and take time before making major changes as "we are in a different position to London".