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UK raises COVID alert level in London, imposes stricter measures – Metro US

UK raises COVID alert level in London, imposes stricter measures

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s statement on the coronavirus disease
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s statement on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the House of Commons Chamber, in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will impose stricter COVID-19 social restrictions on London, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced in parliament on Thursday.

The capital will be moved into the “tier 2” or “high risk” level in the government’s new three-tiered alert system, up from “tier 1” or “medium risk”.

“We’ve together agreed that London needs to move to local COVID alert level ‘high’,” Hancock said.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Estelle Shirbon; editing by Michael Holden)

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