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24 Mar 2020

UK government says construction sites can remain open

There’s confusion on building sites across the country. The Scottish government has ordered all but critical construction work to stop, to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Crossrail, Transport for London and some major housebuilders have followed suit. But the UK government says work can still continue despite fears building sites are breeding grounds for the virus. And many self-employed workers are reluctant to stop working.