Coronavirus lockdown will be imposed by force in England

Government plans will allow police to use ‘reasonable force’ if people refuse to go homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice will be authorised to use force to send people back home if they refuse to obey the coronavirus...

Coronavirus lockdown will be imposed by force in England

Government plans will allow police to use ‘reasonable force’ if people refuse to go home

Police will be authorised to use force to send people back home if they refuse to obey the coronavirus lockdown, under government plans.

Ministers will by Thursday issue fuller details of how police will enforce the lockdown ordered by the prime minister on Monday, aimed at stopping the spread of the virus by keeping people apart.

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