BREAKING : UK Full Lockdown Until at Least February 15 as Boris Releases Horror Covid Figures
Daily Express - BORIS JOHNSON has plunged England back into lockdown until the middle of February with schools to close, and the public told to stay at home.
Damning new evidence presented to the Prime Minister by scientists over the last 24 hours have left him feel he has no choice but to take urgent action. The lockdown will come into effect tomorrow but the public is being urged to immediately start following the guidance.
In a televised address to the nation, the Prime Minister announced a return to square one, with restrictions set to largely mirror those introduced at the start of the pandemic last March.
He said: "With most of the country already under extreme measures, it is clear that we need to do more, together, to bring this new variant under control while our vaccines are rolled out.
"In England, we must therefore go into a national lockdown which is tough enough to contain this variant.
"That means the Government is once again instructing you to stay at home."
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