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UK PM Boris Johnson has warned that many areas will go into 'higher tiers' than the ones they were in prior to the second national lockdown.
Mr Johnson was joined by Chris Whitty and director of the Oxford Vaccine Group Prof Andrew Pollard for the coronavirus briefing tonight when he announced the news.
Speaking from Downing Street this evening (23 November), he said: "When we come out of lockdown next week, we must not throw away the gains we have all made.
"We will use tough tiering - in some ways tougher than the pre-lockdown measures and details of those tiers are on the gov.uk website later this week when we have the most up to data and we will be sharing details of which tier your area is going to be in.
"I should warn you now that many more places will be in higher tiers than alas was previously the case."
Addressing the nation, following on from today's update on the end of the second lockdown, the PM warned that Christmas will be 'different' this year.
He said: "Now I know that many of us want and need Christmas with our families we feel after this year we deserve it, but this is not the moment to let the virus rip for the sake of Christmas parties.
"Tis the season to be jolly, but tis also the season to be jolly careful especially with elderly relatives and working with the Devolved Administrations we will set out shortly how we want to get the balance right for Christmas and we will be setting this out later this week."
With earlier news confirming that another vaccine has been formulated, with around 70 percent efficacy, the PM emphasised the importance of the vaccine - but warned it will be 'months' until everyone can get it.
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