Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 5 August 2020

Councils can bulldoze contaminated homes and crush cars as a last resort under new laws to stop second wave of coronavirus

Councils and public health officials have the power to demolish buildings and even homes infected with coronavirus, it has emerged. 

As a last resort for preventing the spread of the disease, powers granted to local authorities – with the permission of a magistrate – could see anything from a car to a train destroyed.

The revelation comes as Boris Johnson remains determined to avoid a second nationwide lockdown at all costs, and has chosen to empower councils to properly enforce localised lockdowns. 

In the recently published COVID-19 contain framework guide, local decision making related to the disease is placed in the hands of Directors of Public Health, supported by council chief executives. 

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