Discussions have taken place at 10 Downing Street about travel restrictions in and out of London, including partial closures of the capital’s public transport network, and how to enforce those measures, sources familiar with the matter said.

Scientists believe that the spread of nCoV in London is growing faster than in the rest of the UK, and are concerned about people in the capital not heeding recommendations to work from home, stop going to bars,

At the British government’s daily press conference on Covid-19, when asked if London would introduce more legal measures to prevent the epidemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was not ruling out any solutions.

`As everyone knows, we live in the land of freedom and that is one of the most wonderful features of our lives. We do not tend to impose restrictions on the people of the country

People in London on February 29.

Information about strong blockade measures in London emerged after Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, raised this issue in a press conference on March 18.

However, if such drastic measures are introduced, Londoners will be informed to sort out their personal matters before the lockdown comes into effect, two government sources said.

A source close to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office said City Hall officials had not yet received information about plans to block part of the capital.

Prime Minister Johnson earlier this week warned that the spread of nCoV in London was outpacing the rest of the UK, advising residents of the capital to `take particularly seriously the advice to work from home and avoid tight spaces`.

When asked about people who do not comply with recommendations, the British Prime Minister said he could introduce more drastic measures.

The UK is receiving criticism from many other countries as they still do not have tough enough measures to fight Covid-19.

Covid-19 has appeared in 173 countries and territories, causing more than 200,000 infections and nearly 9,000 deaths.