Johnson cancels Christmas for millions in London and the South East
A summary from the recent Downing Street Press Briefing:
The total number of lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK has now passed more than two million since the outbreak began, according to the Government’s dashboard.
The new variant strain of the virus which causes Covid-19 may be up to 70% more transmissible and could increase the R value by 0.4
London and large areas of south and eastern England will enter a new “Tier 4” lockdown from Sunday, with non-essential retail closed and Christmas bubbles cancelled due to concerns around the spread of the new coronavirus variant.
The festive bubble policy across Tier 1, 2 and 3 areas of England will be dramatically scaled back to just Christmas Day.
The Prime Minister said: “We are sacrificing the chance to see our loved ones this Christmas so we have a better chance of protecting their lives so that we can see them at future Christmases”.
350,000 people in the UK have so far received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine,
Published: 20/12/2020 by Radio Rewind