New pandemic lockdowns in England as restrictions return across Europe
The restrictions in England come amid a surge in cases across Europe that has forced closures, curfews and other measures in France, Spain, Germany and elsewhere.
“We will get through this, but we must act now to contain this autumn surge,” said Johnson, who contracted covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in March and spent three days in intensive care in a London hospital, where he said medical workers gave him “liters and liters of oxygen.”
Looking ahead, he acknowledged that “Christmas is going to be different this year, maybe very different.”
Starting on Thursday, and until Dec. 2, all nonessential shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and gyms in England have been ordered to close. Grocery stores, child-care facilities, schools, colleges and universities will remain open.
Those who can work from home were urged to do so, and Johnson stressed that those older than 60 should not go to work if possible.
The restrictions were announced for England. The other parts of …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]