British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new national quarantine in England due to a worsening epidemic situation
Under the government’s new plan from Tuesday 5 January:
All schools in the state will switch to a distance learning format by mid-February. In fact, for the second year in a row, final exams will be cancelled
High hopes are pinned on the vaccine, however. The government plans to vaccinate 13m high-risk individuals (elderly, nurses, old-age home workers) by mid-February.
All zoos are closed and restaurants and shops can no longer sell takeaway alcohol.
Next weekend will be the toughest weekend of the epidemic.
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