The New Paper

December 21, 2020

UK places London area under newly-created “Tier 4” restrictions

The UK placed London and surrounding areas under newly-created “Tier 4” restrictions in a response to a new coronavirus variant that officials said may be up to 70% more transmissible. While additional details on the new strain are still emerging, health officials noted that there is no evidence thus far of a higher mortality rate or a resistance to current vaccines. Several European nations and Canada announced travel bans from the UK following the news.

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