LATEST | England to enter third national lockdown
England has been sent into a national lockdown for a third time.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the news a short time ago.
Those in England will only be allowed to leave home to exercise or shop for essential items.
Schools will shut.
It comes as the UK battles a highly infectious variant of the coronavirus.
Authorities have recorded more than 50,000 new infections a day in the UK since passing that milestone for the first time on December 29.
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