g to be a real, real challenge."
Over the w??eekend, crowds of people were witnessed visiting open spaces ??across many parts of Britain, at times ignoring official soci??al distancing advice.
SHORTAGE OF POLICE FORCE
Apart from a s??hortage of medics, Britain is also witness0
ing a lack of polic??e officers. Around one in five London police officers and sta??ff are unavailable because of the coronavirus pandemic, the L??ondon-based Evening Standard newspaper reported Tuesday.
Acco??rding to the Met Police Federation, Scotland Yard has seen 19?? pY
ercent of police, civilian and community support officers r??eporting not available for duty, having either contracted COV??ID-19 or because they are self-isolating.
The federation clai??med that, as of Monday, 2,100 of the London police force's 31??,000 officers were off, inZ
cluding a high-ranking policeman.
M??arsh cast doubt on officers' ability to deal with the lockdow??n and claimed the British Army may need to help enforce the m??easures.
"The Army are already in place on the outskirts of L??ondon and across the country. And I don't doubt foK