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Twitterati REACT to Boris Johnson announcing new lockdown in UK

According to Johnson, the move comes as the surge in cases threatened to overwhelm parts of the healthcare system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 5 Jan 2021 9:00 AM GMT

Twitterati REACT to Boris Johnson announcing new lockdown in UK
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Twitterati REACT to Boris Johnson announcing new lockdown in UK
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a fresh national lockdown Monday to try and slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, and prompted a range of reactions from across the world.

According to Johnson, the move comes as the surge in cases threatened to overwhelm parts of the healthcare system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass.

“As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than any time since the start of the pandemic,” Johnson said in a televised address to the country.

The latest national lockdown will include the closure of schools and colleges from Tuesday. And rules requiring most people to stay at home. Except from essential shopping, exercise and other limited exceptions, said a Reuters report.

Range of Reactions:

On social media, many criticised the prime minister for downplaying the situation for so long. Many also shared memes and jokes about the situation in the UK.

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Britain became the first country in the world to start vaccinating its population with Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot in addition to the Pfizer vaccine.

However, according to officials, the latest surge in cases is driven by the new variant of COVID-19. The country currently has the world’s sixth-highest death toll due to the virus.

Boris Johnson:

Addressing a Downing Street press conference, Johnson said that anyone in the 'Tier 4' area must not mix with people from outside during the festivities. He also announced that all nonessential services such as gyms, cinemas, shops, salons, gaming centers, etc will remain shut. Johnson’s abrupt announcement came as a new variant of coronavirus was detected in the South East that contributed to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

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