Photos: UK unveils 3-level lockdown plan to slow a resurgent outbreak

On October 12, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a three-level national system designed to standardise and control a resurgence in coronavirus outbreak in the region. The British government has carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk --medium, high or very high risk. Liverpool was the only area put into the top category. The UK is the worst hit in Europe due to Covid-19, however, the measures announced on October 12 only apply to England as of now.

Updated On Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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Visitors watch the telecast of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address on new local lockdown measures in wake of a second wave of Covid-19, at William Gladstone pub in Liverpool on October 12. The British government categorised England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on October 12 in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops. (paul Ellis / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Visitors watch the telecast of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address on new local lockdown measures in wake of a second wave of Covid-19, at William Gladstone pub in Liverpool on October 12. The British government categorised England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on October 12 in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops. (paul Ellis / AFP)

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual press conference at 10 Downing Street in London on October 12. Johnson said the three-level national system was designed to “simplify and standardise” a confusing patchwork of local rules, as the country enters a “crucial phase.” Johnson said hospitals are now filling up with more Covid-19 patients than in March, when he ordered a national lockdown, AP reported. (Toby Melville / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual press conference at 10 Downing Street in London on October 12. Johnson said the three-level national system was designed to “simplify and standardise” a confusing patchwork of local rules, as the country enters a “crucial phase.” Johnson said hospitals are now filling up with more Covid-19 patients than in March, when he ordered a national lockdown, AP reported. (Toby Melville / AFP)

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Commuters wearing face masks seen carrying shopping bags in Liverpool on October 12. Under the new measures, areas in England are classified at medium, high or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)
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Commuters wearing face masks seen carrying shopping bags in Liverpool on October 12. Under the new measures, areas in England are classified at medium, high or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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Police patrol as revellers enjoy a night out in the centre of Liverpool on October 10. Areas in the lowest tier will follow existing national restrictions, including a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants and a ban on more than six people gathering. In areas at high risk, members of different households are barred from meeting indoors. (Lindsey Parnaby / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Police patrol as revellers enjoy a night out in the centre of Liverpool on October 10. Areas in the lowest tier will follow existing national restrictions, including a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants and a ban on more than six people gathering. In areas at high risk, members of different households are barred from meeting indoors. (Lindsey Parnaby / AFP)

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A public notice hangs outside The Cavern Club in Liverpool on October 12. Areas under the “very high” risk category will face restrictions including closing pubs—apart from those that serve meals. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)
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A public notice hangs outside The Cavern Club in Liverpool on October 12. Areas under the “very high” risk category will face restrictions including closing pubs—apart from those that serve meals. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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A commuter wearing a face mask passes a statue of The Beatles in Liverpool on October 12. Liverpool was the only area put into the “very high” risk category on October 12, but Johnson said authorities were still talking with other local leaders across the north of England, AP reported. (Jon Super / AP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A commuter wearing a face mask passes a statue of The Beatles in Liverpool on October 12. Liverpool was the only area put into the “very high” risk category on October 12, but Johnson said authorities were still talking with other local leaders across the north of England, AP reported. (Jon Super / AP)

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A woman wearing a face mask seen at work at the Grapes pub in Liverpool on October 12. The British government has announced a support package to pay two-thirds of the salaries of employees of companies that are told to close, but many in the pub and restaurant sector say that is not enough to save already struggling businesses. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A woman wearing a face mask seen at work at the Grapes pub in Liverpool on October 12. The British government has announced a support package to pay two-thirds of the salaries of employees of companies that are told to close, but many in the pub and restaurant sector say that is not enough to save already struggling businesses. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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A view of the Liverpool skyline along River Mersey on October 12. The UK is the worst hit in Europe by Covid-19 with the official Covid-19 death toll at 42,875. However, the measures announced on October 12 only apply to England. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A view of the Liverpool skyline along River Mersey on October 12. The UK is the worst hit in Europe by Covid-19 with the official Covid-19 death toll at 42,875. However, the measures announced on October 12 only apply to England. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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