LONDON SET FOR TIGHTER VIRUS CURBS AS NEW VARIANT EMERGES IN ENGLAND
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said London, and parts of three surrounding counties, would move into the highest of three levels of restrictions in force across England from Wednesday.
The UK government on Monday said the British capital faces tougher COVID-19 measures within days with a new COVID-19 variant emerging as a possible cause for rapidly rising infection rates.
Pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues will have to close, except for takeaway food, as will theatres and other venues in the entertainment sector.
Members of different households can’t mingle indoors, although people can still meet in groups of up to six in public places outside. Shops and schools can remain open.