November 23, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out new measures on Monday to replace a national lockdown to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in England on Dec. 2, strengthening a tiered regional approach to reflect differences in infection rates.
“We’re not going to replace national measures with a free for all … We’re going to go back instead to a regional, tiered approach, applying the toughest measures where COVID is most prevalent,” Johnson told parliament.
“The scientific advice is … that our tiers need to be made tougher.”
(Reporting by Kate Holton, Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Alistair Smout)