Coronavirus map LIVE: Councils handed powers to demolish homes to prevent second wave

COUNCILS have been handed the power to demolish buildings and even homes at the centre of coronavirus outbreaks under new measures to prevent a second wave of the killer virus.

Local authorities will be given the power to bulldoze trains, cars, buses and aeroplanes if approved by the magistrates. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has handed local councils a broad range of powers to contain COVID-190 outbreaks as soon as they are detected in his bid to stop the nation being shutdown for a second time.

Under the Government’s COVID-19 Contain Framework, councils will be given the authority to draw on six separate Acts of Parliament to ban events, order...
source: Express

2020-08-05 09:56
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