U.K. Set to Enter Second Lockdown Amidst Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Cases

By Kurt Stolz on 31 October 2020
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The London Eye

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown that will go into effect on November 5 in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The British prime minister announced the plan at a news conference Saturday.

The lockdown will be fairly comprehensive.  Bars, restaurants, and all non-essential shops must remain closed.  Schools will remain open. People will have to stay home with exceptions for work, school, and exercise.

“We’ve got to be humble in the face of nature,” Johnson said.  “In this country, alas, as across much of Europe, the virus is spreading even faster than the reasonable worst-case scenario of our scientific advisers.”

The move follows similar ones in France and Germany over the past week.

It comes as Britain recorded its one millionth Covid-19 case, with an additional 22,000 cases on Saturday.  The country ranks 41st in the number of cases per million members of the population and 12th in the number of deaths per million.

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