Different households will no longer be able to meet with each other in the two areas. Residents will also be told to avoid using public transport except for essential travel. “The only way we can keep on top of this deadly virus is through decisive action led by the people who know their areas best,” health secretary Matt Hancock said.
Meanwhile the travel sector’s woes continue, with STA Travel UK being the latest firm to enter administration – leaving thousands of customers chasing refunds.
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