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Threat of coronavirus lockdown leads Monday's papers

Lockdown warnings lead Monday's headlines. Credit: Twitter/The Times/The Guardian

Developments in the pandemic lead the papers at the start of the working week, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson mooting the idea of a curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The Times reports that travel bans and curfews will be considered in the UK if people fail to act responsibly.

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The Daily Telegraph reports that the PM has “threatened Italian-style restrictions” to enforce social distancing.

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While The Guardian puts Mr Johnson’s ultimatum in more succinct terms, with the headline “Obey the rules or risk strict lockdown”.

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The Financial Times looks to a request for an “historic mobilisation of resources” from Spain to drive recovery.

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Metro reports that thousands of people are risking the lives of others by not adequately social distancing.

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The i says that Britons are being urged to “stop flouting the rules on social distancing”.

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While The Independent reports on the threat of a crackdown.

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The Sun also leads on the threat of a curtailment of freedoms.

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Madness is the headline on the Daily Mirror, which reports thousands are defying social distancing advice.

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The Daily Mail reports the death toll has reached 281, including an 18-year-old.

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The Daily Express reports the military will come to the aid of 1.5 million people judged the most vulnerable by delivering food and medicine.

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While the Daily Star reports Britons are opening “virtual pubs” after restrictions were placed on the opening of traditional watering holes.

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