Coronavirus: Live updates as police criticised over coronavirus lockdown action

By Kirsten Rawlins | Coronavirus | Published:

See the latest coronavirus updates as police forces have been told to be “consistent” over their handling of new powers to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown.

Police forces have been told to be “consistent” over their handling of new powers to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown

Our team will bring you the latest news from across Shropshire, Mid Wales and beyond with the coronavirus lockdown in its second week.

We have up-to-date figures from our NHS trusts detailing the number of cases in your area.

It was revealed yesterday that a further three people who tested positive for the virus have died at Shropshire hospitals.

We should have updated figures later this afternoon.

We'll also try to raise a smile as people are joining with others all over the country to put rainbows in their window as a means of sharing hope with others in isolation. See the gallery here.

And find out how you can become a Star Neighbour and help vulnerable members of your community.

More key developments


  • Cars have been seized after drivers ignored lockdown measures in Telford.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson is chairing a meeting of his Cabinet by videolink as he continues to self-isolate in Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus.
  • Households in Telford & Wrekin will be asked to follow up last week's 'clap for our carers' with a synchronised sing.
  • Care workers and community nurses are still struggling to do their jobs safely and with adequate protective gear, it has been claimed today.
  • March was the busiest month on record for supermarkets across Britain as shoppers rushed to stock up on vital supplies to see them through the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Preparations for Burwarton Show in August are continuing as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic

See live updates here:

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins

Digital Content Manager for the Shropshire Star and Express & Star. Also reviews concerts and events, as well as writing features and celebrity interviews. E-mail me at, or phone 01952 241440.

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