Day: 4 January 2021

Covid Watch: The spread of the virus is getting even more frightening and England is now in lockdown

Mainland Scotland is in lockdown from midnight. Wales is in lockdown and today First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned there is not “much headroom for change” when restrictions are reviewed on Thursday. Tonight, Boris Johnson announced a lockdown for England. His instinct has always been to leave restrictions until they are too late but this lockdown will begin immediately and pass into law after midnight tomorrow. He had no other option after the Covid threat level in the UK was raised to Alert Level 5 today. That means the NHS is judged to be at risk of being overwhelmed within 21 days. Cases in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are also shooting up.

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