Lockdown, what lockdown? UK begins tougher action against those ignoring shutdown

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Published March 27, 2020, 1:50 AM

By Reuters

LONDON  – Britain brought in tough measures on Thursday to curb the spread of coronavirus and ensure people obey the government’s virtual lockdown which many thousands are feared to have so far ignored.

A couple walk their dog on an almost empty Westminster bridge as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 26, 2020. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/MANILA BULLETIN)

The new powers allow police to issue instant fines those who leave their homes without good reason or gather in groups of more than two people.

In northern England, one police force has begun introducing random vehicle checkpoints to ensure the new rules are enforced while the head of the Church of England told Britons who

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