England heads to lockdown

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

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On Thursday, England will enter a month-long lockdown. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the lick down will last until 2 December, adding that there is no alternative” to a second period of national lockdown restrictions. Johnson was quoted by the British media as saying that no responsibile PM would ignore the rising numbers of the contagion.

In this lockdown, people in England will only be allowed to leave their homes for specific reasons, such as education, work or food shopping.

Boris Johnson warned of a greater number of COVID-19 deaths this winter than during the first wave of the pandemic, in the spring, without tougher measures.