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Boris Johnson puts England in lockdown until middle of February

Christian Fernsby |
Everyone in England must stay at home except for permitted reasons during a new coronavirus lockdown beginning at midnight, Boris Johnson has announced.

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All schools and colleges will close to most pupils and switch to remote learning until the middle of February.

The PM urged people to follow the new rules immediately amid surging virus cases and patient numbers.

He said those in the top four priority groups would receive a first vaccine dose by mid-February.

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