Coronavirus: Boris Johnson expected to announce month long lockdown

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Boris Johnson is set to announce a month-long lockdown of England, Sky News understands.

The measures, which will run through November until 2 December, will see the closure of pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops.

The prime minister is expected to move the whole of England into a new “Tier 4” of COVID-19 measures when he holds a Downing Street news conference at 5pm.

This will also see a nationwide ban on different households mixing indoors, although schools, universities and colleges will remain open.

Construction work will be encouraged to continue, while courts and parliament will also remain open.

Article – Sky News