Well being Secretary Matt Hancock confirms London, south and west Essex and the south of Hertfordshire (Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere and Broxbourne) are going into tier three from 00:01 on Wednesday.
The components of Essex are: Basildon, Brentwood, Harlow, Epping Forest, Citadel Level, Rochford, Maldon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.
Hancock says there was very giant exponential development within the virus in these areas, in addition to Kent.
We have no idea the
extent to which that is due to the brand new variant, says Hancock – however he says we’ve got to take “swift
The virus is not simply spreading in youthful individuals, however in all age teams together with the over 60s, he says.
“We should act now to shift the curve as a result of… there may be not a second to spare,” he says, including that ministers are appearing forward of the formal overview date on Wednesday.