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Christmas cancelled for millions as PM announces Tier 4 restrictions for London
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Christmas cancelled for millions as PM announces Tier 4 restrictions for London

    Boris Johnson has issued a new “stay at home” order covering London and much of the south and east of England, and dramatically curtailed plans for Christmas mixing nationwide, in response to a new fast-spreading strain of coronavirus. Just days after reaffirming the festive “bubble” plan and claiming it would be “inhuman” to cancel Christmas, the prime minister announced the creation of a new, stricter “tier 4”. Only households living outside this area will now be allowed to mix for Christmas in England – and then only for a single day, 25 December, with long-distance travel discouraged. The Scottish and Welsh governments have been briefed on the situation and are expected to announce their own plans. The new tier 4 rules will come into effect at midnight, and wi...