A four-week lockdown will be imposed across all of England on 5 November, closing pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops and with a ban on foreign travel.

Boris Johnson confirmed the screeching U-turn at a press conference on Saturday evening – after he repeatedly said the so-called “circuit break” recommended by his scientists would not be necessary.

Read more here:

Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
Follow us on Instagram:

Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: