23 Mar

Cromwell, thou shouldst be living at this hour

Coronavirus advice | Sharing a bathroom | Hilary Mantel and the plague | Gentlemanly behaviour | The human virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree men don’t go into a pub. The prime minister says: “Only key workers should be travelling and they must be protected.” The health secretary says: “To be protected, people should stay at least two metres apart.” The transport secretary says: “Why don’t we cancel lots of trains and tubes so that people have to sit closer together?” Is this some kind of joke?Chris BurrellWelwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire• Yet again we are told that people with coronavirus shouldn’t share a bathroom with other family members ( Coronavirus dos and don’ts: UK advice on behaving responsibly, 22 March). You do know that there are houses and flats in this country that have only one bathroom, don’t you? My husband and I live in one, and would invite a journalist to visit this quaint living arrangement if we weren’t practising social distancing.Lynn FotheringhamOver Kellet, Lancashire Continue reading…

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