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England may have to remain in lockdown for “the next couple of months”, amid new Covid-19 strain – Matt Hancock

Britain’s Health Secretary has said the country faces an “enormous challenge” controlling the new strain of Covid-19 after scientists found it was able to spread more rapidly.

A series of strict measures to try and slow the spread of the new strain of Covid-19 have come into effect in parts of Britain.

Matt Hancock suggested that the additional restrictions for England announced by the Prime Minister yesterday may have to remain for “the next couple of months” while a vaccine is rolled out.

“What is really important is that people not only follow them but everybody in a Tier 4 area acts as if you have the virus to stop spreading it to other people,” he continued.

“We know with this new variant you can catch it more easily from a small amount of the virus being present.

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