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Coronavirus in London / Essex March 27: Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock have coronavirus

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    Yesterday, police were given powers to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in the UK.
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  • This means that from now on, those who flout the rules and advice to stay at home could be hit with fines from £30 – and disobedient people can be arrested.
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  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak also announced yesterday a £9 billion package of support to give self-employed people up to £2,500 a month to help them cope with the effects of coronavirus.
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  • The Chancellor said the scheme will be open for at least three months and will cover 80 per cent of a self-employed person's average monthly profits.
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  • Yesterday 11,658 cases of coronavirus were confirmed across the UK by Public Health England.
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  • Across London more than 3,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 as of 9am, March 26.
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  • There are 167 cases in Harrow, 130 in Essex, 110 in Enfield and 103 in Barnet.
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  • The death toll in the UK rose by more than 100 yesterday, with health officials confirming the virus has now claimed 578 lives.
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  • At 8pm yesterday, people clapped outside their homes in support of NHS staff who are working every day to save coronavirus patients.
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