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4 Jan 2021

Covid lockdown measures for England to be announced

Political Editor

The prime minister is expected to set out strict new lockdown measures for England, as the government raised the Covid-19 alert to five, the highest setting – warning that health services are in imminent danger of becoming overwhelmed.

With latest figures showing hospital admissions in England are now at a record high, parliament is being recalled on Wednesday to discuss the new restrictions.