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Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been critical of the UK government for their slow response to the coronavirus crisis.
The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening said that Britons could no longer leave the house unless it is for essential work, shopping, one form of exercise-per-day or medical need, for at least the next three weeks. But Fabregas doesn’t think the measures are strong enough.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Instagram, which read: “We’re in lockdown or whatever you want to call it. Much needed. Vital in fact. Stay indoors and stay safe everyone.”
Fabregas however replied: “Two weeks too late and on top of that… Open parks, shopping, exercise allowed, walks…”
Spain has been on a strict lockdown since March 15 and they are the second worst hit in Europe after Italy, with a death toll of over 1700.
Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, warned that the worse is to come, speaking on Saturday:
“We have yet to receive the impact of the strongest, most damaging wave, which will test our material and moral capacities to the limit, as well as our spirit as a society.”
Sanchez is considering extending the lockdown until April 11.
On extending the lockdown, Sanchez said: “I know it is a drastic measure…but experts agree that it is an effective measure in the fight against coronavirus ‘We hope that with this measure, which is so drastic, so dramatic, so hard, which without a doubt has consequences on our families, we can bend the (growth) curb of coronavirus.”