After the capital saw outbreaks of riots over the weekend, MPs have unanimously approved the Health Protection Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2020. This new law bans mass gatherings in London in a fight to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
The new law has been created “in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus”, according to the government’s website:
“During the emergency period … no person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place:
(a) outdoors, and consists of more than six persons, or
(b) indoors, and consists of two or more persons.”
The move will put pressure on London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Metropolitan Police to enforce the law after a series of protests hit the capital.