Johnson announces new month-long lockdown in England as UK Covid cases top 1 million

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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent coronavirus outbreak will overwhelm hospitals in weeks.

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