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UK PM Johnson announces new national lockdown in England

FILE PHOTO: Britain's PM Johnson holds a news conference at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national COVID-19 lockdown in England on Monday, instructing people to stay at home to contain a more contagious variant of the coronavirus.

“We must therefore go into a national lockdown, which is tough enough to contain this variant,” Johnson said in a televised address.

“That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home.”

(Reporting by William Schomberg, writing by Alistair Smout, editing by Estelle Shirbon)

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