Britain urgently intensifies lockdown due to new strain of coronavirus

Britain urgently intensifies lockdown due to new strain of coronavirus

A new variant of the coronavirus could pose a potential risk to the public.

After an emergency meeting, members of the U.K. government said quarantine measures should be tightened due to the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the country. The announcement was made Saturday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, unn. citing Reuters.

Given the initial indications on this new variant of the virus, which poses a potential risk, with a very heavy heart, I have to tell you that we cannot continue with Christmas as planned,” Johnson said.

Particularly in London and in some areas of England, which are now in the fourth – the most severe quarantine level – entertainment establishments, barbershops and stores will be closed, except those selling essential goods. People are also forbidden to date anyone with whom they do not live together. In another part of the country, where more lenient quarantine rules apply – meetings with friends and relatives will only be allowed for one day.