The U.K. is desperately trying to keep in the second wave of coronavirus infections under control and therefore, the government is expected to take some strict measures yet again for the benefit of Brits and keep them safe.

In a recent interview, Secretary of State for Health of the U.K. Matt Hancock said that even though no final decisions have been made as yet but Brits may have to face stricter restrictions very soon to curb the spread of novel coronavirus disease.

"We will be absolutely clear about the changes we need to make in the very, very near future," he said.

When asked whether pubs in some parts of the U.K. will be closed over the weekend, he said that it is neither a no and nor a yes.

"We have been working on this all weekend, we haven't taken the final decisions about what we need to do in response to the surge that we have seen in the last few weeks," he said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation as well on September 22, amid was is being seen as the second wave of COVID-19 across the U.K.

The country reported almost 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 on September 20, Sunday.

Hancock said that he has had a word with Johnson and he is also worried about the situation. He said they will make a final decision on the steps to take and restrictions to have in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

It has been speculated that pubs across the U.S. that do not follow the norms of social distancing and other guidelines concerning the tracing of visitors could be forced to shut among increasing coronavirus cases.

"People have been registering in pubs as Donald Duck and providing made-up phone numbers, or not giving any contact details at all. So a crackdown is needed," said one of the cabinet ministers.

Some areas are expected to impose curfews to restrict public movement.

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