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England to face stricter lockdown as virus cases soar

by LLB Editor
23rd Dec 20 10:32 am

The communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, today said more areas of England will be placed under tier 4 coronavirus restrictions as soon as Boxing Day.

Jenrick said the government’s Covid-O operations committee would meet on Wednesday morning and that a decision on further action would be announced “as soon as we can”.

Amid reports that all of Sussex, parts of the Midlands and north of England could be placed in tier 4, meaning a ban on all household mixing, Jenrick hinted that the new rules would not come into force before Christmas day.

He told BBC Breakfast: “A judgment needs to be made as to whether the tiered system is strong enough, or whether at some point in the future we need to take further action.”

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