London goes into Tier 3: Matt Hancock confirms city and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will go into toughest lockdown level from midnight on TUESDAY after MPs are told coronavirus cases in the capital and the Home Counties are 'off the chart'

Millions of Londoners are to be plunged into a Tier 3 shutdown just days before Christmas as coronavirus cases in the capital soar 'off the chart'.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the city's MPs today that the tough new rules will come into effect just after midnight on Wednesday morning - less than 48 hours time.

The move, opposed by many MPs and firms, could devastate businesses just days before Christmas, with pubs, restaurants and culture venues closed, while shoppers from Tier 2 zones would be barred from shopping in its major retail hubs like Oxford Street. 

Publish : 2020-12-14 20:16:00

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