Coronavirus UK Update: COVID-19 death toll hits 335 after 6650 test positive

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Coronavirus UK Update: COVID-19 death toll hits 335 after 6650 test positive
Coronavirus UK Update: COVID-19 death toll hits 335 after 6650 test positive

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The UK death toll from coronavirus has reached 335, a rise of 54 since yesterday.

The Department of Health updated the death toll after Scotland and Wales each recorded a further four deaths, and another 46 people died in England.

It comes as Boris Johnson faces growing calls to ramp up lockdown measures across the UK amid worrying pictures of commuters squeezing into packed Tube trains this morning.

Sir Peter Fahy, the former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, says there is “a huge amount of clarification needed” about the UK’s new lockdown measures.

He told BBC Breakfast: “There is no way really that the police can enforce this using powers, it has got to be because the public hugely support it, that there is peer pressure and there is continuing clarification from government about the message and going through all the individual scenarios and questions that people will have about what happens in this situation.”

Police are set to use drones to spy on Coronavirus lawbreakers and enforce the lockdown.

Northamptonshire Police says it will use eight to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The flying machines will be linked to speakers instructing people to go indoors if they are breaking the law.

They would be controlled by trained officers on the ground.

British travellers in Australia and New Zealand are calling for help to get home – as travel lockdowns mean hardly any normal flights remain.

In New Zealand, all international travel will be halted from Thursday – sparking panic among British visitors who fear they are stranded.

Many have called on the UK government to send chartered flights.

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