The British public has emerged from its enforced hibernation to push strict lockdown rules to their limit this weekend as the Government considers allowing friends and family to gather together in ‘bubbles’. People are hitting the roads again today as new data shows traffic congestion has surged from the start of the month and since the lockdown was announced. Walking in London has picked up markedly in the last three days alone, according to Apple Map’s most recent ‘Covid-19 mobility trends’ data. It appears there has been a sharp increase in human traffic as the number of people walking across the country rose by around 8 percentage points on April 23 from last Saturday. The number of people walking, driving, and using public transport networks in the UK took a nosedive in early March, as concern about the spreading coronavirus outside of China – believed to be the country of its origin – intensified and gripped the nation. It plummeted on March 24 – the day after Boris Johnson declared a ‘stay-at-home’ order. But newly released figures available on Apple Maps indicates the British public are growing restless of life under lockdown as many more take to the roads and the… Read full this story
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