COVID-19: UK imposes fresh four-week national lockdown

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown across England, a dramatic strategy shift following warnings hospitals would become overwhelmed under his current system of localised restrictions.

    “Now is the time to take action because there’s no alternative,” he said in a televised address to the nation from Downing Street, adding “the virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable worst-case scenario of our scientific advisers”.

    Details later…

    (AFP)

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