The Prime Minister told the British public that if they do not follow the rules he has set out the police will have the powers to enforce them. One of the punishments for breaking the rules will be a fine.
The Prime Minister said: “You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say No.
“You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home.
“You should not be going shopping except for essentials like food and medicine — and you should do this as little as you can. And use food delivery services where you can.
“If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
“And I can assure you that we will keep these restrictions under constant review.
“We will look again in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows we are able to.
“But at present there are just no easy options. The way ahead is hard, and it is still true that many lives will sadly be lost.
“We will beat the coronavirus and we will beat it together.”
At the time of writing Britain has the 10th highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world.
The UK has just less than 6,700 cases in total.
The death toll in Britain is currently 335.
A total of 135 people have recovered from the coronavirus within the United Kingdom.
Published at Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:41:00 +0000