About 28 million individuals in England, greater than half the inhabitants, at the moment are residing underneath powerful restrictions imposed on Saturday because the nation battles a surge in coronavirus instances.
The federal government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has launched a three-tier alert system to attempt to comprise the illness, with some virus hotspots seeing bans on family mixing and the closure of pubs.
Britain is the hardest-hit nation in Europe, with over 43,000 deaths from virtually 700,000 instances.
The newest measures ban indoor gatherings of individuals from totally different households within the capital London and different elements of England.
Johnson has for now dominated out imposing an entire lockdown in a bid to stave off additional harm to the economic system, regardless of calls by his scientific advisers and the opposition Labour social gathering.
As a substitute, the federal government is adopting localised measures to spice up restrictions throughout England the place conferences of greater than six individuals are already forbidden and pubs and eating places should shut at 10:00 pm.
In Northern Eire, pubs and eating places closed Friday for a month, whereas school holidays have been prolonged to 2 weeks.
In Wales, individuals coming from areas with a excessive prevalence of the virus elsewhere within the nation have been banned from getting into since Friday.
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