UK PM Boris Johnson announces new nationwide lockdown

Non-essential shops, hospitality enterprises and schools would have to remain closed from Tuesday.
UK PM Boris Johnson announces new nationwide lockdown
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LONDON:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on January 4 announced a new national lockdown in England, to contain a new variant of coronavirus.

Non-essential shops, hospitality enterprises and schools would have to remain closed from Tuesday.

“A new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and now present in many other countries was spreading at great speed and we needed immediate action to slow it down,” Johnson said.

The prime minister also instructed the people to stay at home to contain a more contagious variant of the coronavirus.

(Edited By Laxmi Chyrmang)

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