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Boris Johnson gives statement on expected new restrictions to curb coronavirus spread in the UK

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(VNN) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a statement in London on Monday, October 12, on an expected ‘three-tier system’ of restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus in the UK before Christmas.

In late September the UK government introduced a series of measures in England, including a ban on social gatherings of more than six people, limiting opening hours for pubs and restaurants, and making face masks compulsory for bar staff and non-seated customers. The measures were brought in to curb an increase in the COVID-19 infection rate. Since the beginning of the outbreak, the UK has recorded over 590,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42,760 related deaths, according to data compiled by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.​

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