Boris Johnson has announced in the Commons a new three-tier system for coronavirus rules in England.
The system has three levels: ‘medium’, which includes the rule of six and 10pm closing for pubs; ‘high’, which will cover most areas under current restrictions; and ‘very high’, featuring a ban on household-mixing and the closure of pubs and bars. The Liverpool city region will go into the very high tier from Wednesday.
‘This is not how we want to live our lives, but this is the narrow path we have to tread between the social and economic trauma of a full lockdown and the massive human and economic cost of an uncontained epidemic,’ Johnson said.
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