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Covid: Christmas rules tightened, new tier 4 announced - Boris Johnson ๐Ÿ”ด @BBC News live - BBC

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The prime minister held a Covid briefing at Downing Street a short time ago.

He was joined by England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, and the UK's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

Here are the key announcements:

London, the South East and parts of eastern England are moving into a new tier four level of restrictions
From midnight, residents in tier four must stay at home, with limited exceptions. Non-essential retail, gyms and personal care centres must close. Hospitality venues are already closed under tier three rules
Household mixing indoors is banned - people can meet one other person from another household in an outdoor space only
Travel into and out of tier four is not allowed, unless essential
The "support bubbles" for adults living alone will continue
The planned relaxation of Covid rules for Christmas has been scrapped for tier four areas
For the rest of England, the rules allowing three households to meet will be reduced to Christmas Day only
The new rules follow evidence that a new variant of the virus is spreading fast in the areas moved into tier four
The new variant is responsible for an increase in hospitalisations, but there is no evidence to suggest it causes a more severe disease than the old variant or will be resistant to vaccines
Boris Johnson says he made the decision with a โ€œheavy heartโ€ but โ€œwhen the virus changes its method of attack, we must change our method of defenceโ€
Prof Whitty says it is important people in tier four areas donโ€™t travel so they donโ€™t spread the variant to other parts of the UK
Sir Patrick says that while this is a โ€œhorrible moment, it is controllable and there is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccinations having startedโ€


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The world has gone absolutely bonkers.

Author โ€” Liam Morris

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We cannot continue with the government as planned.

Author โ€” Chris Kavanagh

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โ€˜Hell is empty and all the devils are here.โ€™
William Shakespeare

Author โ€” Mediterranean Diet

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Runs the government like he runs his life, a complete car crash!

Author โ€” BC

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How much u wanna bet coming Xmas Day boris won't even listen himself

Author โ€” iXottic

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Tell us about the ยฃ8 billion of taxpayers' money that you blew on giving Covid contracts to Tory donors *who knew nothing about medical affairs.*

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He's cancelled Christmas less than a week before Christmas, and given businesses less than 7 hours to prepare. LOL

Author โ€” Sarah Andrews

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Now thereโ€™s a thing โ€œ โ€œRONA WONDERLAND โ€œ MEDIA BEAR you sing this in tier four?

Author โ€” Paul Marsh

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"It's just one Christmas"
"It's just two weeks to flatten the curve"

Author โ€” Qwad Luzr

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WHY his hair always look like that. Get a comb!!!

Author โ€” Elena Parrish

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I remember back in March being told I was to stay off work for 2 weeks to "flatten the curve" little did i know 9 months later I would still be waiting for this curve to flatten. What a complete shambles

Author โ€” Luke Lewis

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Why does he always look like he's just got outta bed ๐Ÿ’€

Author โ€” rosebudlilly 2020

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he is going to need to employ 30 million new police officers to make sure we are all good and not naughty

Author โ€” ross walker

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The dishevelled bumbling along is wearing a bit thin.

Author โ€” elyrexo

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Imagine allowing any government to decide if you are "allowed" to see your family for a year or not - hahahaha No.

Author โ€” Qwad Luzr

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Why dont these drug doctors focus on health as the long term solution against a virus like covid. They never talk about anything to do with health. Are they doctors or bloody drug lords?

Author โ€” Raj Kirpalani

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So London tier 4 I wonder how many MP will still go to there country homes for Christmas ๐Ÿค” and there will be no fines for them

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Give me the ยฃ252 tax i pay every week back then I'll listen to you talking shite

Author โ€” S RL

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Reduce their wages then, to help keep the NHS and local businesses afloat.

Author โ€” Ben M

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The Grinch must be cackling to himself about now.

Author โ€” Geralt of Rivia