England to enter toughest Covid lockdown since March

Britain will enter its hardest cross country lockdown since Spring, with schools shut until mid-February, as Boris Johnson cautioned that the weeks ahead “will be the hardest yet”.

As new figures put the UK on course to surpass 100,000 Coronavirus related passings before the month’s end without pressing activity, the leader said by and by that individuals should remain at home, with practice restricted to once per day. All insignificant shops were advised to close from Monday night.

The lockdown will keep going for at any rate seven weeks, with measures to be investigated during half-term week. Any unwinding would not happen before 22 February.

Simply a day subsequent to asking a large number of understudies to re-visitation of the homeroom, Johnson reported all schools would change to distant learning until the February half-term, and GCSE and A-level tests were probably not going to proceed as arranged.

The PM said guardians would “sensibly inquire as to why we didn’t settle on this choice sooner”, adding: “I totally comprehend the burden and misery this late change will cause a large number of guardians and students all over the nation.”