‘Mini’ national lockdown considered by governmen

A waitress wearing a protective face covering brings drinks to customers in the late summer sunshine at outside tables in Soho, central London on September 20, 2020.


LONDON — The U.K. could be headed for a second, shorter “mini” lockdown for two weeks to counter a resurgence in coronavirus cases, with other measures including a 10 p.m. curfew and fines for failing to self-isolate a possibility.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly considering another national lockdown to act as a “circuit-breaker” to stop the spread of the virus, according to the BBC. Plans to introduce stricter measures on the public come as daily new infections rise, with almost 4,000 new cases reported Sunday.

The government’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, is expected to give a briefing at 11 a.m. London time Monday on the status of the pandemic and will say the

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