Millions wake up to tighter Covid restrictions in UK

Sun Online Desk

26th December, 2020 09:59:26 printer

Millions wake up to tighter Covid restrictions in UK

 

Millions of people have entered harsher coronavirus restrictions, as new tier changes come into force in England.

Around six million people in east and south east of England have gone into tier 4, the highest Covid level - which includes a "stay at home" order.

New lockdowns also started in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Boxing Day, as restrictions have been re-imposed in Wales after being eased for Christmas.

It comes as official UK coronavirus deaths passed 70,000 on Christmas Day.

The toughest measures - which mean the closure of all non-essential shops, as well as hairdressers, swimming pools and gyms - now apply to around 24 million people in England, more than 40% of the population, BBC reported.


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