Cases surge in UK, curbs again

London, September 22

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday laid out a brand new set of Covid restrictions, together with more durable curfews and curbs on gatherings and a message for individuals to earn a living from home, because the UK heads in direction of a second lockdown which might final six months.

Addressing the House of Commons, Johnson mentioned the UK had reached a “perilous point” as the speed of infections is rising at an accelerating tempo throughout the nation. He, nonetheless, burdened that the newest set of measures, which widen the authorized necessities for face coverings and set out earlier closing instances for pubs, bars and eating places, will assist keep away from a full nationwide lockdown.

“We will make sure that faculties, schools and universities keep open,” he mentioned. From Thursday, all pubs, bars and eating places should function at desk service solely, aside from takeaways, and along with all hospitality venues they have to shut from 10 pm. — PTI

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