UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to announce three-tier lockdown system


Millions of people in the north of England anxiously await how much anti-virus restrictions will be tightened in the coming days as the UK government confirmed on Sunday it will introduce a new system for local locks.In response to the resurgence of the virusPrime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce to Parliament on Monday a three-tier local lockdown system, officially known as ‘Local COVID Alert Levels’, for England, his office said.

Under the new system, the country will be placed in “medium”, “high” and “very high” alert levels. Johnson’s office said the government was working with local leaders to decide which areas have the very high alert and appropriate responses to those areas.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Newcastle Upon Tyne
People speak outside a pub as the spread of the coronavirus continues, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Britain on October 11, 2020. LEE SMITH / REUTERS

Details of what is involved at each level have not been confirmed, but the highest level should generally involve the closure of pubs and restaurants and a ban on mixing of households, indoors and out. exterior, among other measures.


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