Millions in UK under new virus restrictions


Pedestrians walk across the Millennium Bridge in London. About 28 million people in England are now living under tough restrictions imposed today as the country battles a surge in coronavirus cases. – EPA pic, October 17, 2020.

ABOUT 28 million people in England, more than half the population, are now living under tough restrictions imposed today as the country battles a surge in coronavirus cases.

The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced a three-tier alert system to try to contain the disease, with some virus hotspots seeing bans on household mixing and the closure of pubs.


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