Coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson puts UK on LOCKDOWN and gives police power to arrest and fine people

BORIS Johnson has put the UK on lockdown from midnight TONIGHT.

The police will have emergency powers to arrest or fine anyone who doesn’t apply with the new measures.

All non-essential shops are now closed except: food, pharmacy, newsagents, vets, petrol stations, hardware, banks, laundrettes and undertakers.
Parks will stay open but communal play areas are closed.
Places of worship are closed except for funerals.
There will be no gatherings of more than 2 people except for households.
Roads and rail networks to remain open but only for essential workers to get to work.
Everyone should now stay in their homes unless:
  • Shopping for food or medicine
  • Exercise for yourself or pets alone or with members of your household only. Not friends
  • Medical appointments or as a carer visiting a vulnerable person
  • Travel to and from work for essential workers only

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