Millions of Londoners face tougher lockdown from tomorrow night as Boris Johnson ramps up efforts to tackle the coronavirus surge.
London will face tighter Tier Two controls from midnight tomorrow after a deal was done with mayor Sadiq Khan.
This means as of Saturday nine million people will be banned from mixing with other households indoors, including in bars and other venues. Socialising outdoors, including in pub and private gardens will still be allowed within the Rule of Six.
Mayor Khan has been demanding more support for hospitality businesses that could be crippled by the shift. He warned this morning that Londoners face a ‘difficult winter ahead’, and also repeated his call for new national ‘circuit breaker’ measures alongside the curbs.
‘Nobody wants to see more restrictions – but this is deemed to be necessary in order to protect Londoners lives by myself, London Council Leaders and by Ministers,’ Mr Khan said at City Hall.
‘As part of our discussions, I’ve also made clear to the Government that we need more financial support for London’s businesses, workers and public services as we face more restrictions – and we will continue to make this case.’
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