Isolation cheats, vaccine problems and starving rats are among the stories leading the papers at the start of the week.
The Times leads with proposals for a “total social lockdown” in northern Britain as the country wrestles with a second wave of Covid-19.
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— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 27, 2020
The Daily Telegraph is among the papers carrying the story that it is now illegal not to self-isolate if required, with neighbours urged to report people breaking the rules.
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'Neighbours told to call police on isolation cheats' pic.twitter.com/x2s5PLHYpm
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 27, 2020
The Daily Express calls the latest moves a “blitz on virus cheats”, writing that police officers will knock on doors to ensure people are isolating in a “dramatic escalation of state surveillance”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 27, 2020
The Daily Mail also reports on the “corona spot checks”, adding that Conservative dissent to the plans is growing.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 27, 2020
While Metro reports on “backlash” against the 10pm curfew.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) September 27, 2020
The Independent leads with calls for a delay to the start of the university term as there are fears more students could become “locked in their rooms”.
— The Independent (@Independent) September 28, 2020
While the i leads on potential delays to a vaccine, reporting the Government is “ill-equipped” to deliver any drug approved for a mass vaccination programme.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) September 27, 2020
Elsewhere, the Guardian reports on world leaders pledging to clamp down on pollution and eliminate plastic waste in oceans as part of a 10-point pledge.
Guardian front page, Monday 28 September 2020: World leaders back 10-point pledge to halt destruction of planet Earth pic.twitter.com/dosHmlgqLH
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 27, 2020
The Financial Times leads with US matters, with Donald Trump saying that Obamacare could be axed after the election.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 27, 2020
The Daily Mirror also leads with issues from the US, reporting on a “frankenfood warning” as American firms who provide cattle “pumped with hormones” are looking to trade with the UK post-Brexit.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 27, 2020
And the Daily Star carries a warning that rats are “scoffing household animals including tortoises”.