PM Boris Johnson’s Announces Four-week England Lockdown to Prevent Covid-19(Video)


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England to prevent a “medical and moral disaster” .

He said Christmas may be “very different” but he hoped taking action now would mean families can gather.

“Pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will have to close for four weeks from Thursday”, he said.

But unlike the restrictions in spring, schools, colleges and universities can stay open.

Mr. Johnson said:

“Christmas is going to be different this year, perhaps very different, but it’s my sincere hope and belief that by taking tough action now we can allow families across the country to be together.”

that after 2 December, the restrictions would be eased and regions would go back to the system

The prime minister told a Downing Street news conference that he was “truly, truly sorry” for the impact on businesses, but said the furlough system paying 80% of employee wages will be extended through November.

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