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Day: December 15, 2020

Christmas: UK leaders rethink Covid rules
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Christmas: UK leaders rethink Covid rules

    Christmas plans for millions of families were in the balance last night as ministers and devolved leaders held talks on curtailing freedoms over the festive period amid warnings that the NHS would be overwhelmed. At a crisis meeting with Michael Gove, leaders discussed cutting the number of days families can meet from five to three; reducing the number of households mixing from three to two; and introducing travel restrictions or a combination of measures. The four nations will meet again today to agree a joint approach. The decision described as “incredibly difficult” and heart-rending comes after many families have spent months unable to see or hug one another during the coronavirus pandemic, and just a week before the reunions are due to start. NHS Providers, wh...