London, 6th January: Third national lockdown has legally come into force in England after the emergence of a new infectious strain of coronavirus.
Baaghi TV: England’s third national lockdown has legally come into force from Wednesday, with MPs of the country set to vote retrospectively on it later.
According to reports from BBC News, directions like stay-at-home order and the closure of schools to most pupils were announced by the prime minister on Monday.
All of the UK, including Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland is now under strict lockdown.
At a news conference in the Downing Street on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had no choice but to impose the new lockdown, with the number of patients in hospitals 40% higher than in the first peak.
Under the measures, people in England will only be able to go out for essential purposes, exercise outdoors will be allowed only once a day, and outdoor sports venues must close.
He also said he can not guarantee that all children would be back in school before the summer holidays but insisted he was hopeful that things would be different in the spring.
According to reports, Britain’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is to make a Commons statement later about the cancellation of A-level and GCSE exams in England.
Mr Johnson will update MPs, most of whom will not physically be in the chamber, on the new rules before the vote, which is due in the evening.
The regulations, according to which the lockdown will be in place until the end of March, are expected to pass with ease, as Labour is set to support the motion.
According to the data gathered on Tuesday, the number of new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK topped 60,000 for the first time. And one in 50 people in private households in England had the virus last week, rising to one in 30 in London.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics also suggested more than one million people in England had tested positive for the coronavirus between 27 December and 2 January.
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