8 votes Boris Johnson puts UK on three-week lockdown as virus spreads Posted March 23 by skybrian Tags: coronaviruses.covid19, united kingdom, boris johnson, lockdown https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-23/u-k-s-johnson-will-announce-new-virus-measures-in-tv-address 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK skybrian (OP) March 23 Link From the article: From the article: As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the country, the prime minister approved radical measures to ban all unnecessary movement of people for at least three weeks. Police will break up gatherings and have the power to fine individuals who break the tough new laws. Under the plan: Shops selling non-essential items, playgrounds, libraries and places of worship will be closed. People will be allowed out of their homes only to buy essentials, take one form of exercise a day, travel to work if it can’t be avoided, for medical care, or to help a vulnerable person. The government will review the measures after three weeks to see if they can be relaxed.