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UK government under pressure to toughen virus restrictions

Two tourist have their photo taken next to a traditional red telephone box in Westminster, London, Monday, March 23, 2020. The British government is encouraging people to practice social distancing to help prohibit the spread of Coronavirus, further restrictions may be imposed if the public do not adhere to their advice. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Pedestrians walk on Primrose Hill with the skyline of central London as a backdrop in London, Monday, March 23, 2020. The British government is encouraging people to practice social distancing to help prohibit the spread of Coronavirus, further restrictions may be imposed if the public do not adhere to their advice. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Pedestrians walk on Primrose Hill with the Post Office Tower as a backdrop in London, Monday, March 23, 2020. The British government is encouraging people to practice social distancing to help prohibit the spread of Coronavirus, further restrictions may be imposed if the public do not adhere to their advice. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A queue of people wait outside Sainsbury's supermarket in front of a Coronavirus information display as National Health Service staff and social care workers who show their NHS ID are allowed into a branch of Sainsbury's supermarket 30 minutes before other customers who are made to wait outside the store, at the start of stores trading day in Kingston Upon Thames, south west London, Monday, March 23, 2020. This is to help NHS staff many of whom work shift patterns to buy food and other essentials, as they treat a rising number of Covid-19 patients, the supermarket chain will run this ongoing service Monday to Saturday, throughout Britain. Other supermarket chains are doing similar services for NHS staff. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. These people are not members of the NHS staff and wait in line for the store to let them enter at the correct time.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK government under pressure to toughen virus restrictions

Two tourist have their photo taken next to a traditional red telephone box in Westminster, London, Monday, March 23, 2020. The British government is encouraging people to practice social distancing to help prohibit the spread of Coronavirus, further restrictions may be imposed if the public do not adhere to their advice. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Pedestrians walk on Primrose Hill with the skyline of central London as a backdrop in London, Monday, March 23, 2020. The British government is encouraging people to practice social distancing to help prohibit the spread of Coronavirus, further restrictions may be imposed if the public do not adhere to their advice. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Pedestrians walk on Primrose Hill with the Post Office Tower as a backdrop in London, Monday, March 23, 2020. The British government is encouraging people to practice social distancing to help prohibit the spread of Coronavirus, further restrictions may be imposed if the public do not adhere to their advice. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A queue of people wait outside Sainsbury's supermarket in front of a Coronavirus information display as National Health Service staff and social care workers who show their NHS ID are allowed into a branch of Sainsbury's supermarket 30 minutes before other customers who are made to wait outside the store, at the start of stores trading day in Kingston Upon Thames, south west London, Monday, March 23, 2020. This is to help NHS staff many of whom work shift patterns to buy food and other essentials, as they treat a rising number of Covid-19 patients, the supermarket chain will run this ongoing service Monday to Saturday, throughout Britain. Other supermarket chains are doing similar services for NHS staff. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. These people are not members of the NHS staff and wait in line for the store to let them enter at the correct time.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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