MILLIONS of Brits face a new coronavirus lockdown tomorrow with London expected to be placed under ‘Tier 2’ restrictions.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, briefed the capital’s health chiefs about the city moving into the ‘high risk’ covid category following a meeting with the Joint Biosecurity Centre yesterday.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will make a statement announcing the new lockdown in the House of Commons this morning. You can watch the speech here, live on this page at 11.30am by clicking the video link above, or follow in real time via blog posts below.
The move would see nine million people banned from mixing with other households indoors, including in pubs and restaurants.
The news come as a new scientific review warned that so called ‘long covid’ may actually be four different syndromes triggered by the virus.
Declaring the illness “life changing” the National Institute for Health Research report warns that thousands of Brits could be living with permanent organ damage to the lungs and heart, post-intensive-care syndrome, post-viral fatigue syndrome and continuing Covid-19 symptoms.
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