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Lockdown turns London into ‘ghost town,’ could last 4 months

Lockdown turns London into ‘ghost town,’ could last 4 months
As a new strain of COVID sweeps over parts of the UK, London and parts of southeast England were placed in Tier 4 lockdown restrictions, resulting in eerie scenes of empty streets in usually bustlings areas as the new measures went into effect.

As a new strain of COVID sweeps over the UK, London and parts of southeast England were placed in Tier 4 lockdown restrictions, resulting in eerie scenes of empty streets in usually bustlings areas.(Alberto Pezzali/AP) Ferguson’s comments echoed previous comments from Hancock, saying the UK needed to deploy the vaccine in a race against the newest COVID strain.A man wears a face mask while he walks and is reflected into a puddle in Regent Street, ahead of the new Tier-4 restriction measures, in London, Saturday, Dec.” A couple cross the road as they carry an umbrella and shopping bags, in Mayfair, ahead of the new Tier-4 restriction measures, in London, Saturday, Dec.

(Stefan Rousseau/AP) Train stations in the city became scenes of chaos on Saturday night shortly after governments, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland, started banning travelers from the UK and Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new restrictions.(Alberto Pezzali/AP) By Sunday morning, the train stations were empty, shopping districts were vacant and business analysts predicted the city’s economy would lose nearly 4 billion pounds during the new lockdown period.

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