London Covid caseload is still rising even using a relatively optimistic accounting for the unreliable Christmas data. Very bleak after more than two weeks of Tier 4 and schools out. Hospital pressure won't peak for weeks, deaths for even longer..
Before Christmas, London's case growth was declining looked like it might be heading into negative territory with Tier 4 & schools closed. But it no longer looks that way. Growth slow, but at already extreme case numbers.
Eddie Mair's moments of 2020: This is the moment Eddie challenged Tory MP Nickie Aiken over the "nonsensical" decision to keep Christmas rule relaxation, days before London headed into Tier Three. @eddiemair
As London is in tier 4 many of us have had to rip-up our Christmas Day plans and for some that means spending it alone.
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson said it would be "inhuman" to cancel household mixing plans for Christmas. Four days later, the PM has placed London and large parts of the South East into new Tier 4 restrictions, forcing millions to cancel festive plans.
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson said it would be "inhuman" to cancel household mixing plans for Christmas. Four days later, the PM placed London and large parts of the South East into new Tier 4 restrictions, forcing millions to cancel festive plans.
Christmas cancelled for millions: London and most of South East to enter Tier 4 lockdown tomorrow
the moment that Boris Johnson cancelled his 5-day Christmas relaxation of the restrictions: - now most people are limited to a single Christmas Day with wider family - 18m people in new toughest Tier 4 (including London) can’t have an Xmas bubble at all and must stay at home
BREAKING: The Government has announced that London is moving to Tier 4 restrictions from tomorrow morning with households no longer permitted to mix for Christmas. This is a bitter blow and the whole city will need to pull together to see us through this terrible period.
London should be placed in tier 3 "now" to avoid a spike in deaths over the Christmas period, experts warn