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Sky News 22 Nov 2020

COVID-19 UK: Lockdown set to be eased over Christmas


The Prime Minister is set to announce plans to suspend COVID-19 restrictions during the Christmas period to allow families to get together.

Boris Johnson is aiming for a UK-wide relaxation of the rules, reportedly from 22 to 28 December, so that several families can join in one "bubble".

A tougher three-tiered system of local restrictions will also come into force in England when the lockdown ends on 2 December.

Mr Johnson will unveil his COVID Winter Plan to MPs on Monday.

The UK had one of the longest lockdowns in Europe during the first wave of COVID-19.

This was attributed to how long it took for the government to act on rising hospital admissions.

Rowland Manthorpe finds out whether the length and impact of England's lockdown will be different this time around.

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