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Lockdown III in Worcestershire: Live reaction

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Lockdown III in Worcestershire: Live reaction

By Sam Greenway

Last updated:

    A third lockdown was announced for England last night, and begins this morning
  • PM Boris Johnson warned the coming weeks would be the "hardest yet".
  • England entered its third lockdown, similar to the March lockdown, in a bid to prevent the NHS getting overwhelmed as Covid cases rise
  • People have been told to 'stay at home' and only leave the house if they have a 'reasonable excuse'
  • -Primary and secondary schools have closed and move to online learning for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable
  • The message is 'Stay at home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives'
  • The new rules will become law on Wednesday after being rubber stamped by Parliament
  • Measures are expected to be in place until mid-February