New coronavirus variant ‘out of control’, UK health secretary warns

The new strain of COVID-19 is out of control and people need to behave as if they already have the virus, especially in the new Tier 4 areas of England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned.

The five-day Christmas bubble period has been reduced to just Christmas Day for England, Wales and Scotland – and scrapped completely for areas in England under new Tier 4 rules – but remains in Northern Ireland.

The fresh tough coronavirus measures – which MPs will vote on in January – affect those in London, most of the South East, and parts of eastern England.

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Source: Sky News