National lockdowns imposed in England and Scotland

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday England will go into a national lockdown following a surge in cases brought on by a new variant of the coronavirus, while Scotland separately announced a stay-at-home order and closed schools through January. With immediate effect, Johnson ordered people to remain in their homes and only go out for food shopping, essential work and exercise. All schools and colleges will be closed. In a televised address, the prime minister said he hoped the lockdown could be eased in the second half of February when it is hoped all those in care homes, people o…

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