In the dark over local lockdowns

By Dan Peters | 08 June 2020

Local areas remain in the dark about whether they will be handed any additional powers to impose coronavirus lockdowns.

Although Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that a national lockdown will be replaced with individual self-isolation and local lockdowns, no additional legal powers have yet to be confirmed, leaving local areas reliant on existing public health powers.

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