‘The British Army has been called in to help organise food deliveries to people’s homes as an astonishing 1.5million people were told to stay at home for up to three months.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said that GPs were writing to hundreds of thousands of people with pre-existing health conditions, telling them not even to go out to shop for food or obtain medication.
Instead they will be asked to rely on family and other co-habitants to bring supplies to them, with armed forces, supermarkets and the NHS co-ordinating to bring items to those totally isolated alone.
Mr Jenrick told Sky News’ Ridge on Sunday that the Government was not ruling out a complete lockdown of the country if people continued to flout pleas to socially distance from each other, amid huge crowds at beaches and in parks.
We want to live in a free society where we can continue to go about activities whilst following the medical advice,’ he said.
‘But this isn’t a game, it is very serious. ‘