In light of the recent surge of coronavirus cases in the UK and the discover of a new variant of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Christmas in the UK cannot continue as planned.
BREAKING: Christmas cancelled for London, South East and East, as areas moved into new Tier 4 with “stay at home” message by law. Christmas bubbles only allowed for Tiers 1 – 3 on Xmas Day with “stay local message”. International travel not advised. Latest plan. @cazjwheeler
— Caroline Wheeler (@Carolin64723572) December 19, 2020
Apart from announcing a new tier 4, where residents are banned from leaving their tiered areas, the PM also announced further restrictions of Christmas Day get-togethers.
These added restrictions also come after a report from the British Medical Journal and Health Service Journal predicting that the mixing of households will create close 19,000 new cases until the New Year.