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UK to go into 3 week lockdown - PM says "You must stay at home".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says: "you must stay at home" - unless you have a very specific reason to leave. "If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them."
Strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus have been announced by the prime minister.
From this evening people must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.
Shops selling non-essential goods are being told to shut and gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together are to be prohibited.
The UK death toll has reached 335.
If people do not follow the rules police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings, Boris Johnson said in a televised statement from Downing Street.
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