England: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown

Reuters | London | Updated: 05-01-2021 01:47 IST | Created: 05-01-2021 01:42 IST
England: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national COVID-19 lockdown in England on Monday, instructing people to stay at home to contain a more contagious variant of the coronavirus. "We must therefore go into a national lockdown, which is tough enough to contain this variant," Johnson said in a televised address.

"That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home."

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