England lockdown “may last longer than 4 weeks” says government - BBC News

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Published on 1 Nov 2020, 22:27
England's new national lockdown could last longer that its scheduled end date of 2nd December, the government has admitted.

The cabinet minister Michael Gove said ministers will be "guided by the facts" and the government wanted to get the coronavirus reproduction rate below the critical level of 1.

The new lockdown was prompted by sharp rises in infection rates — and that would have to be reversed in order for restrictions to be eased.

Tina Daheley presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political correspondent Jonathan Blake, deputy political editor Vicki Young and health correspondent Lauren Moss.

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