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A stringent new Covid lockdown has come into force in London, parts of east and south-east England, and Wales.
Some 21 million people who entered new restrictions at midnight are being told to stay at home, while non-essential shops and businesses have to close.
A new tier four has been introduced in south-east England, after a new variant of coronavirus caused cases to soar.
The planned relaxation of rules for Christmas has been scrapped for those in England's new tier of restrictions.
In the rest of England, Scotland and Wales relaxed indoor mixing rules are cut from five days to Christmas Day only.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said tough rules were needed after scientists said the new virus variant was spreading more rapidly.
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