Britons ordered to stay at home as third national lockdown begins

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    #Britain began its third #Covid-19 #lockdown on Tuesday with citizens under orders to stay at home and the government calling for one last major national effort to stem the virus before mass vaccinations turn the tide. FRANCE 24’s Peter O’Brien takes a global look at how the situation has been handled there.

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