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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new restrictions regarding travel, gathering, and shopping due to an alleged new strand of COVID-19, according to The Western Journal.
Christmas and shopping must be canceled said Johson.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you we cannot proceed with Christmas as planned.”
"We cannot continue with Christmas as planned"
PM Boris Johnson announces planned relaxation of coronavirus rules for Christmas will be restricted to just one day in England and in new tier 4 areas it will be scrapped entirely
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 19, 2020
“I know how much emotion people invest in this time of year, and how important it is for grandparents to see their grandchildren.”
“But when the virus changes its method of attack, we must change our method of defense.”
The mutant strain spreads more quickly than previous strains but will not cause a higher mortality rate, Chris Whitty said.
From The Western Journal:
Johnson canceled a previous plan that would’ve permitted people from up to three households to gather for Christmas in London and other areas of southern England.
People in the affected areas will no longer be allowed to mix unless they are outside in certain public places.