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RECAP: Boris Johnson confirms third national lockdown


RECAP: Boris Johnson confirms third lockdown

By Harry Bullmore

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    😷 Boris Johnson is set to update the nation on the latest Covid-19 measures in England in a televised address at 8pm
  • 😷There are reports the Prime Minister could announce a national lockdown
  • 😷 The televised address comes in the midst of rapidly rising coronavirus rates across England after a new, more transmissive strain was recognised in the South East
  • 😷 Mr Johnson told Sky this morning that 'no question we will have to take tougher measures and we will be announcing those in due course'
  • 😷 The UK Covid-19 alert will move from Level 4 to Level 5 meaning 'the number of cases is rising and there is a risk of healthcare services being overwhelmed'