• Boris Johnson's government has given the police stronger powers to access people's contact details and check if they are self-isolating under tougher coronavirus rules

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
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    Police officers in the UK now have the power to check if people are self-isolating when told to do so.
    Boris Johnson's government has agreed to give police more robust powers to crack down on people who fail or refuse to self-isolate after catching the coronavirus or are close contacts of those with the virus.
    Police will be given access to details of individuals on a "case-by-case basis."
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