EVEN extra areas are set to plunge into harsh Tier four coronavirus lockdown from Boxing Day.
Well being bosses and Ministers held emergency talks final night time after the brand new mutant Covid pressure was detected within the components of the South West, Midlands and the North – areas all at the moment in Tier 2 or 3.
This afternoon Well being Secretary Matt Hancock revealed the brand new areas heading into tier four at an handle to the nation.
He additionally revealed that one other terrifying new pressure of coronavirus had been discovered within the UK – this time arriving from South Africa.
Hancock mentioned that any Brits who had been to South Africa within the final two weeks ought to quarantine instantly and referred to as the brand new pressure a “extremely regarding coronavirus mutation”.
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