Separate households banned from meeting up indoors in parts of England
The news comes after the UK saw its highest daily total of coronavirus cases for more than a month and Boris Johnson warned the virus is "bubbling up" in up to 30 areas across the UK.
The order covers:
All of Greater Manchester
East Lancashire: Pendle, Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen
West Yorkshire: Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees
The City of Leicester, which saw the UK's first local lockdown
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said "households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules" was a reason for the decision, which had been taken in order to "keep the country safe". ■