UK PM Johnson sets out new measures to replace COVID lockdown

 UK PM Johnson sets out new measures to replace COVID lockdown

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)

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