COVID-19 UK: Lockdown set to be eased over Christmas

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 UK: Lockdown set to be eased over Christmas” – below is their description.

    The Prime Minister is set to announce plans to suspend COVID-19 restrictions during the Christmas period to allow families to get together. Boris Johnson is aiming for a UK-wide relaxation of the rules, reportedly from 22 to 28 December, so that several families can join in one “bubble”. A tougher three-tiered system of local restrictions will also come into force in England when the lockdown ends on 2 December. Mr Johnson will unveil his COVID Winter Plan to MPs on Monday.

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