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Experts say coronavirus could increase domestic violence—and the government’s response isn’t good enough

With reports from China showing what could be to come, Johnson's council funding isn't enough to protect vulnerable people in the case of a quarantine

By Sian Norris  

Johnson cited council funding to support services. But that won't be enough. Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

How do you self-isolate when being alone with your partner isn’t simply a question of noticing how he picks his toenails, or how she gives a running commentary on the plot of every TV show? When instead, being stuck at home all day for two weeks means you are more at risk of controlling behaviour… of bullying and verbal abuse? Of being hit?

It’s true that for many of us home is a…

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