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Lockdown returns: Boris Johnson shuts down England with major new restrictions for weeks

After weeks insisting he is sticking to local restrictions, the Prime Minister completed a humiliating U-turn by announcing blanket coronavirus restrictions for England in a press conference, to which he arrived late, alongside medical and science chiefs Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance. The furlough scheme will be extended, possibly adding another £7billion to the Treasury’s spiralling debt mountain — Mail

Study showing ‘out of control’ virus rebuffed — Telegraph

Army sent to start ‘moonshot’ tests — Times

Greek Orthodox priest fights for life in hospital after being shot twice in the stomach by gunman with a sawn-off hunting rifle in Lyon as police arrest suspect — Mail on Sunday

Women win guarantee over female-only public lavatories — Times

Remembrance poppies drawn into BBC row over ‘virtue signalling’ — Observer


The dictators have taken over – and we didn’t even notice — Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

The anti-lockdown arguments have failed. Where next for its opponents? — Daniel Hannan, Sunday Telegraph

Six reasons the new lockdown is a deadly mistake — Sunday Telegraph

Get a single room, Lily, and leave us out of it — Giles Coren, Times

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