By Abba Gwale
Boris Johnson plunged England into a national lockdown even more brutal than last March tonight in a desperate bid to keep the mutant coronavirus at bay while vaccines are rolled out.
Everyone in England must stay at home except for permitted reasons during a new coronavirus lockdown beginning at midnight, Boris Johnson has announced.
All schools and colleges will close to most pupils and switch to remote learning until the middle of February.
The PM urged people to follow the new rules immediately amid surging virus cases and patient numbers.
He said those in the top four priority groups would receive a first vaccine dose by mid-February.
Culled from BBC