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Lockdown fears ahead of Boris Johnson's Covid-19 address

By Andy Mitchell

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    PRIME minister Boris Johnson has announced a third national lockdown, including the closure of primary and secondary schools, in response to the surge in Covid-19 cases.
  • The measures, expected to last until mid-February, are set to become law on Wednesday but come into effect straightaway with the key message being to stay at home wherever possible.
  • Shielding for the clinically vulnerable is back and the mixing of households is banned other than for those who are part of support bubbles.
  • Elite sports will be able to continue behind closed doors.