Tyson Fury addresses the nation after the UK enters lockdown

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The UK public are in lockdown after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced strict new curbs on everyday life as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

People must now stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.

Schools, restaurants, pubs, cafes and many other businesses and organisations had already closed prior to Monday night’s announcement.

But the public’s failure to adhere to all of the rules over the weekend left Johnson with little option but to enforce stricter measures.

As of Monday, the total number of UK coronavirus cases stood at 6,650 (an increase of 967 from the previous day) while the death toll stands at 335 at the time of writing. Both of these numbers are expected to increase significantly over the coming weeks.

Shortly after the Prime Minister addressed the nation, Tyson Fury followed suit.

The Gypsy King took to Instagram to urge people to follow the new rules by staying indoors.

"Hi everybody, good evening first of all," he said. "I would just like to say that I hope everybody is keeping well and staying safe and staying indoors and not going out because of the virus.

"After listening to what the Prime Minister said, I've taken it deadly seriously, as should you.

"Let's fight this virus together as a nation, as a family and as a team, and do the best to help others not get the virus.

"Stay indoors, it's very, very important, listen to Boris and stay indoors."

Well said, Tyson.

Fury has made no secret of the fact that exercise and the gym has helped improve his mental health in recent years - and he’s ensured that he’s sorted for lockdown over the coming weeks.

"I've had a person bring the gym over to me today," he added.

"I've got a running machine, weights, a few free weights.

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"I'm going to keep fit, and post daily videos of myself training and working out to keep you going and to keep me going.

"Everybody knows without the gym I'm finished. God bless, stay safe and stay indoors."

Fury has sent out an important message to the UK public: follow the government’s new guidelines. No ifs or buts. Just do it.

We all want this thing to be over with as quickly as possible - and the only way to ensure that happens is if we all play our part in the battle.

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