Record number of new Covid cases as Boris Johnson rejects full lockdown – BBC News

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    Boris Johnson has insisted his regional approach to tackling coronavirus in England is the best way to limit the rise in cases and avoid what he called “the misery” of a full lockdown. It came as it was announced there were 19,724 new infections in the last 24 hours, a record number in the UK. The Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for a short lockdown – or “circuit break” – and says the Prime Minister is ignoring the advice of his own scientific advisers. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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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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