Effective this evening which on the far side of the Atlantic is just about now, Brits are confined to quarters.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the decision on Monday evening after a surge in coronavirus cases suggested that the UK is just two weeks behind the level of outbreak currently being seen in Italy.
"From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction - you must stay at home," Johnson said in a televised statement from his Downing Street residence.
The prime minister announced that from Monday evening the British people would only be allowed to leave home for the following "very limited purposes":
Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
One form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household;
Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
From your link, "Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the new rules would be enforced by the police with fines imposed on those breaking them."
Just listening to LBC London and a police constable calls in and says he has been given no instructions on this. He has no idea what he is supposed to enforce or how to do it, has no supporting paperwork, etc. Moreover, different mayors have their own interpretations of the new rules and 10 Downing street is doing nothing to enlighten them.
Is Boris letting his mouth run loose?
I think he's a bit of a character, too, Toby but he'll figure it out. He has everything to gain if he works this through.
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