Sunday, April 14

Day: March 23, 2020

The United Kingdom has lockdown
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The United Kingdom has lockdown

    Brits who leave their homes without a valid reason could be fined, Boris Johnson announced tonight as drastic new measures were introduced to fight the spread of coronavirus. The Prime Minister, addressing the public from Downing Street, said police will have the power to enforce the rules as unprecedented measures were introduced. He announced that people can now only leave their homes to shop for necessities, exercise once a day, medical needs, or travelling to and from work - but only if it's essential. Those who do not obey face being fined, he said. He said: That’s all these are the only reasons you should leave your home. 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...
Selfish shoppers pretend to be NHS staff to skip queues
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Selfish shoppers pretend to be NHS staff to skip queues

    Selfish shoppers pretended to be NHS workers during an early shopping hour for medical staff, in a bid to beat the queues during the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors, nurses and 111 callers, working around the clock and unable to get basic supplies, faced 600 metre queues at a Tesco on Sunday morning, with no social distancing measures. Customers who were not entitled to the extra hour tried to sneak past security staff and jump the queue in a bid to get in early at a Tesco Extra in Gallions Reach, east London. One family argued with security staff and rammed their trollies into the barriers when their attempts to join the NHS shopping hour failed. The large supermarket is one of many Tesco stores offering a dedicated shopping hour for NHS workers who were asked to s...