England goes into new lockdown as COVID-19 variant rampages

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference in Downing Street on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in London, Britain December 24, 2020.
PHOTO: Reuters

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national Covid-19 lockdown in England on Monday (Jan 4), instructing people to stay at home to contain a more contagious variant of the coronavirus.

“We must therefore go into a national lockdown, which is tough enough to contain this variant, Johnson said in a televised address.

“That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home.”

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