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Boris Johnson announces new lockdown - recap


RECAP: Boris Johnson announces new lockdown

By Joseph Reaidi

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    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown, similar to the first March lockdown.
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  • More than 26,000 Covid-19 patients are in hospital in England, compared with the 18,000 people in hospital on Boxing Day.
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  • The Covid alert system has hit the highest threat level, and the UK chief's medical officers believe the NHS is near breaking point of being overwhelmed.
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  • To find out more about what was announced tonight, go through our archived live-blog.