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Millions will be ordered not to leave their local areas in new ‘Covid clampdown’

Millions of people will be asked not to travel outside their local areas and could be banned from mixing with other households, even outdoors, under new Government plans. The Government will retain the right to order local closures if necessary, but mayors and council leaders have been told that ministers want them to ‘co-design’ restrictions to ensure that there is local consent for the new rules and that they can help to explain them to residents – Sunday Telegraph

Covid marshals will use body cameras to catch rules breaches at weddings, parties and pubs – Telegraph

Protecting the economy is now more vital than curbing the pandemic, say nearly half of Tory voters – Mail

UK workers to get two-thirds of wages if firms told to shut, costing taxpayer hundreds of millions of pounds a month – Guardian

Schoolchildren are banned from singing Happy Birthday in the classroom over fears it could spread coronavirus, and are told to listen to it on YouTube or hum the tune instead – Mail on Sunday

Lord Nelson’s ‘heroic status’ to be reviewed by National Maritime Museum – Sunday Telegraph

As Boris Johnson trumpets his vision of powering every home with turbines, botched scheme revealed that will inflate bills for 20 years – Mail


If anyone tries to force apart mourners at my funeral, I’ll be back to haunt them! – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

Our leaders seem clueless about Covid – Matthew Parris, Times

This crisis is tearing apart the underpinnings of Western democracy – Janet Daley, Sunday Telegraph

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