BREAKING: In full: PM announces month-long lockdown in England

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “BREAKING: In full: PM announces month-long lockdown in England” – below is their description.

    Watch Boris Johnson set out plans for a month-long lockdown in England from Thursday until 2 December. He will extend the furlough scheme until December. Pubs and restaurants will close except for takeaways, along with non-essential shops – but schools and universities will remain open. Different households will be banned from mixing, although support bubbles and childcare bubbles will remain.

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    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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