OVER 8,000 have now been infected and 422 are dead in the UK after the deadliest day to date in which 88 more people succumbed to the coronavirus.
Tuesday’s staggering death toll came on the first day since Boris Johnson‘s nationwide lockdown came into effect.
Although a three-week lockdown is currently in place, Brits could be indoors for much longer.
Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster predicted on Tuesday the lockdown would go on past Easter.
And No10 aides told HOAR the shutdown was likely to be extended into May and possibly June – unless virus fatalities substantially fall.
People are only allowed to leave their home for essential supplies, one form of daily exercise or a walk, medical care or “absolutely necessary” work.
Anyone caught flouting the measures faces a fine of between £30 and £1,000 from Thursday, when a bill containing the new legislation to deal with coronavirus is expected to become law.
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