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UK puts millions more under tight restrictions as virus cases soar

UK puts millions more under tight restrictions as virus cases soar
The British government on Wednesday extended its toughest coronavirus restrictions to more than three-quarters of England's population, saying a fast-spreading new variant of the virus has reached most of the country.

LONDON — The British government on Wednesday extended its toughest coronavirus restrictions to more than three-quarters of England's population, saying a fast-spreading new variant of the virus has reached most of the country." He told lawmakers in the House of Commons that the medicines regulator's approval of the vaccine made by British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University "brings forward the day on which we can lift the restrictions," "But…we must act to suppress the virus now, especially as the new variant makes the time between now and then even more difficult.UK puts millions more under tight restrictions as virus cases soar A mask left on the pavement near the entrance of a hospital on Westminster Bridge in London, Wednesday, Dec.is tightening restrictions as virus cases continue to climb.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and another already in use developed by U." However, Johnson said, "people should not in any way think that this is over.

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