UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (above) raised the prospect of the Army patrolling streets in England to enforce coronavirus rules.
The Prime Minister said that the police will now have the ‘option to draw on military support where required‘ as he announced fines for breaking the rule of six will be doubled to £200.
Mr Johnson said the UK is at a ‘perilous turning point’ in the fight against the virus as he imposed a 10pm curfew on all restaurants, bars and pubs across the country from Thursday with the hospitality sector also being restricted to table service only.
A requirement to wear face coverings will be extended to include retail workers and customers in indoor hospitality settings, except for when they are seated at a table to eat or drink.
‘[Javid] has turned down the job of chancellor of the exchequer. The prime minister said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with Number 10 special advisers to make it one team. The chancellor said no self-respecting minister would accept those terms.’