Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020

UK Parliament set to close as nationwide lockdown sets in

British MPs are to vote later on whether to close Parliament until April 21, and the coronavirus shutdown is expected to go ahead.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown on Monday evening, telling the public to stay at home and banning groups of more than two people.

After passing emergency laws, the House of Commons will now vote on whether to shut down Parliament earlier than the planned Easter break on March 31.

In mid-March, junior health minister Nadine Dorries contracted the illness.

Police and the government are rushing to enforce social distancing measures to relieve pressure on the National Health Service.

People could be fined up to £30 for meeting in groups without a valid reason.

Britain currently has 8,164 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 422 deaths.

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