The health secretary has warned that nationwide lockdowns could be imposed if the people in the UK do not follow coronavirus rules. ‘We face a choice,’ Matt Hancock said. ‘If people break the rules, then we are more likely to end up with national measures.’
The government has announced fines of up to £10,000 for people who fail to comply with a request to self-isolate, and a £500 lump sum for low-paid workers who need to stay at home.
Matt Hancock: Britain is at coronavirus tipping point