France 24
France 24 13 Oct 2020

UK's PM Johnson imposes further Covid-19 restrictions but anger rising


British Prime Minister Boris #Johnson imposed a tiered system of further #restrictions on parts of England as the #Covid-19 outbreak accelerates, though anger is rising at the cost of the stringent curtailment of freedoms. Johnson's three-tiered local lockdowns will include shutting bars, gyms, casinos and bookmakers in some areas placed into the "very high" alert level. FRANCE 24's Bénédicte Paviot tells us more.

A slew of new restrictions, including partial lockdowns and curfews, came into effect across Iran on Saturday as an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections continues unabated.
Authorities are closing most non-essential businesses and clamping down on travel between major cities to try and slow the spread.

Al Jazeera's Assed Baig reports from Tehran.
Manitoba's health minister strongly hinted that further COVID-19 restrictions are coming, saying 'what we are doing is not yet working.' New cases in that province and in B.C. are being linked to private gatherings. 

Boris Johnson is set to unveil a new system for implementing COVID-19 restrictions.
Ontario introduced a number of stricter public health measures following a record-high number of new COVID-19 cases, but the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario says the new restrictions are "too little, too late."

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