Over-70s to be asked to self-isolate for up to four months
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Elderly people will be asked to self-isolate for up to four months, as the UK escalates its fight against coronavirus.
West Suffolk MP and health secretary Matt Hancock said it is a 'very big ask', but it is a measure which is for their own 'self-protection'.
He also confirmed that ministers were seeking to give police powers to arrest and forcibly quarantine people who are sick with the virus but are not self-isolating.