The Times claims that criminals, including paedophiles and violent offenders, are getting away with shorter sentences because judges are taking into account the “harsh regimes” imposed on prisons because of the coronavirus epidemic.
The Daily Telegraph reports that 15,000 positive COVID-19 test results have gone missing, meaning thousands of people who should be self-isolating have not been told to quarantine – risking further spread of the disease.
The Daily Mirror reports on the proposed closure of all 127 Cineworld UK cinemas until next year, risking 5,550 jobs. One worker told the paper the chain is in “panic mode” over the coronavirus crisis.
A new three-tier lockdown system is being planned for England, which could see areas with the highest case numbers banning social contact outside your own household and closing pubs, restaurants and bars, according to The Guardian.