Boris Johnson plunges 99% of England into toughest covid regional tiers

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Published on 27 Nov 2020, 0:27
BORIS Johnson put all of England under the toughest two Covid tiers — apart from a lucky 1% on Thursday.

Only the Isle of Wight and Cornwall, plus the Isles of Scilly, escaped strict curbs to follow national lockdown next week.

The PM said: “If we ease off now, we risk losing control of this virus all over again.”

He also warned against “taking our foot off the throat of the beast” as he unveiled his toughened-up Covid tiers.

The PM plunged 55million people in England into Tiers 2 or 3 while admitting he was sorry for the “heartache”.

Mr Johnson said severe tiers were the only way to avoid a winter of hibernation and a New Year national lockdown.

But he promised: “Your tier is not your destiny.” Each will be reviewed on December 16, and weekly to the end of March.

The PM said enough troops — thought to be around 14,000 — were on standby for community testing to help get virus rates down.

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Boris Johnson plunges 99% of England into toughest tiers as he warns not to ‘take foot off throat of the beast

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