Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England, with people urged to “stay at home” as they did during March’s first lockdown.
The prime minister revealed the action in a TV address on Monday night, after being told that COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in every part of the country due to the new coronavirus variant.
The public are being asked to follow the new rules, which replace the tiers system, from this evening.
People across the whole country will be told to stay at home apart from five exceptions:
All primary schools, secondary schools and colleges will move to online learning from tomorrow.
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