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Boris Johnson says the military may be called in to help enforce new Corona rules

Boris Johnson says the military may be called in to help enforce new Corona rules

Author: Rafi Benady | Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Boris Johnson says the military may be called in to help enforce new Corona rules Photograph

‘Our boys’ have been used throughout the crisis - such as at testing centres - but now they may play a more pivotal role in our war against the virus.

According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the government won’t hesitate to use the army to ease the burden on the police in enforcing the Covid rules.

BoJo added that the government will also make more resources available to the police to help enforce the rules. It’s worth noting at this point that he’s made promises similar to this on numerous occasions in the past, and has at times failed to deliver them.

He said: "We will provide the police and local authorities with the extra funding they need, a greater police presence on our streets.

"And the option to draw on military support where required to free up the police."

This announcement comes just after Boris revealed a trade of new measures to help combat Covid-19, that could last “perhaps six months.”

Some of these measures include:

  • From Thursday September 22, all hospitality and leisure venues in England will be forced by law to close between 10pm and 5am. Yes, this sadly includes pubs and bars.
  • All hospitality venues will be forced to operate as table service only from Thursday.
  • The fine for breaking the 'rule of six' will double from £100 to £200.