Stars and Stripes stripes.com 26 Dec, 2020 19:30 am

Millions face new UK virus restrictions, but border chaos eases

Millions face new UK virus restrictions, but border chaos eases
Millions of people in the U.K. faced tough new coronavirus restrictions Saturday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding tighter measures to try to halt a new variant of the virus that is believed to spread more quickly.

faced tough new coronavirus restrictions Saturday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding tighter measures to try to halt a new variant of the virus that is believed to spread more quickly.'s new variant have sparked a week of border chaos.'s new variant have now been detected in France and Spain.19 and tested positive for the new variant Friday, the French public health agency said.

Northern Ireland went into a six-week lockdown and in Wales, restrictions that were relaxed for Christmas Day were also re-imposed.Britain also reported more than 32,700 new cases of the disease on Christmas Day.

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