Just four weeks ago the Prime Minister had said it would be “inhuman” to cancel Christmas.( Subscribe: https :// bit.ly/ C4_News_Subscribe)

But in his latest press conference, warning of a rapid spread of a new tighten of the virus. In effect he did just that for London and the South East of England putting them into a brand-new Tier 4.

Wales will also face the strictest regulations from midnight tonight though they will be allowed some mixing on Christmas Day.

In the brand-new Tier 4 for England, there is indeed no mixing indoors with any other household – even at Christmas. All non all-important browses must close along with gyms, hairdressers and lounges. And no excursion will be allowed in or out of the area.

In the rest of the country – mixing of up to three households will now only be allowed on Christmas day simply and not the proposed five-day period. Jane Deith reports.

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