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Tougher lockdown restrictions to come

2020 may be behind us, but lockdown restrictions are not, as the Prime Minister has warned the Government will ‘do what it takes’ to tackle the ‘new variant’ of the coronavirus. ‘It may be that we need to do things in the next few weeks that will be tougher in many parts of the country,’ Boris Johnson told Andrew Marr in an interview, hinting at a new ‘Tier Five’ level of restrictions — as supported by an adviser to Sage (see here) — which would be in place, locally or nationally, for months — Times


Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for immediate lockdown in England — Guardian

NHS vaccinators deterred by pointless bureaucracy — Times

London’s Nightingale hospital at the ExCeL will have just 300 of its 4,000 beds in use when it reopens next week — Mail

NHS has not committed to delivering two million Covid jabs a week, sources say — Telegraph

Youth organisations in England face wholesale closure — Guardian

COMMENT

‘Open all schools!’ ‘Close all schools!’ What England really needs is creative thinking — John Harris, Guardian

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