UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a National Lockdown for England due to a warning from top medical advisors that the country’s National Health Service is in danger.
The announcement was on Monday Night January 4, 2021. The lockdown is expected to last through the middle of February.
Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. pic.twitter.com/PUN79POzAw— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 4, 2021
Mr. Johnson said “it is clear that we need to do more to bring this new variant under control, that means the government is once again instructing you to stay home”.
WATCH LIVE: My update on coronavirus. (4 January 2021) https://t.co/ZL6PeAGWPl— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 4, 2021
Covid-19 cases are surging in the country with 30% more patients in the hospitals in England on Monday than a week earlier.