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UK coronavirus news - live: Boris Johnson says 'second wave' coming as millions face new lockdown measures

The Independent logo The Independent 18/09/2020 Jon Sharman and Conrad Duncan
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New local coronavirus restrictions have been announced for large parts of the North West, Midlands, and West Yorkshire to “curb rising infection rates” in England.

The latest local lockdown measures, which come into force on 22 September, will prevent multiple households in all affected areas from mixing in private homes and gardens – while a 10pm curfew will be imposed on pubs and restaurants across parts of the north west.

It comes as reports claim Boris Johnson is considering national restrictions on movements – including curfews and curbs on socialising – as soon as next week to act as a “circuit breaker” on the spread of the disease. He said that the country was “now seeing a second wave coming in”.

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