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UK lockdown date ‘leaked’ as date ‘pencilled in’ for Boris Johnson’s next announcement

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The date on which the government will make an announcement about the alleged blocking of a circuit breaker has been “leaked”, according to reports.

According to the Sunday Times, Boxing Day has been scheduled for an announcement with measures possibly beginning on December 27.

Under the plans, mixing indoors with people you don’t live with would be banned, except for work reasons.

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Pubs and restaurants will only be able to serve customers abroad as cases of the Omicron variant spread, the Daily Star reports.

The BBC reports that leaked minutes of a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies on Thursday said scientists have told ministers that stricter action is needed “very soon.”

As such, the government is reported to be drawing up plans for a two-week circuit breaker lockout after Christmas.

The Welsh government said it will close nightclubs from December 27 and impose a two-meter social distance rule at offices.

But it remains to be seen if the circuit breaker starts the same day in England. And so far, the plans have not yet reached the ministerial level and have not been officially confirmed.

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