London, November 29
UK PM Boris Johnson has urged his Conservative Party lawmakers to back the government’s tier-based Covid lockdown in a Parliament vote in a letter stressing that there “a sunset” clause – or expiry date – of February 3 on the latest restrictions. The move is being opposed by several from the PM’s own ranks. The new measures which face a House of Commons vote on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Christmas markets, a cherished tradition in Germany and neighbouring countries, have joined the list of traditions that were cancelled due to Covid. — Agencies