March 23, 2020 / 9:13 AM / 7 days ago

UK considering closing non-essential retail: BBC political editor

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is considering closing all non-essential retail shops as it tightens measures to keep people at home over coronavirus, the BBC’s political editor reported on Monday.

“Government considering next steps like closing non-essential retail or whether to start treating people flouting the stay at home advice as acting against the law - all being discussed - huge decisions, nothing final,” Laura Kuenssberg said on Twitter.

Reporting by Kate Holton, Editing by Paul Sandle

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