Christmas will “not be normal” but lockdown rules will relax in UK

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Christmas will “not be normal” but lockdown rules will relax in UK” – below is their description.

    The four nations of the UK have agreed that there will be a nationwide relaxation of the rules to allow “some limited additional household bubbling for a small number of days”. Tomorrow Boris Johnson will unveil his “winter Covid plan” for England, and he’s expected to signal a return to an even-stricter three tier system of LOCAL restrictions in the run up to Christmas.

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