What the papers say – October 20

By PA
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The looming tightening of lockdown restrictions and other pandemic angles lead most of the nation’s papers on Tuesday.

The Daily Mirror leads on impending Tier 3 restrictions in various parts of the country, which has left nine million people “on the edge”.

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The i, however, says 22 million people could be living under tougher restrictions by the end of the week.

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The Guardian leads on Wales ordering its “firebreak” lockdown which has left England going it alone without a similar nationwide measure.

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And The Daily Telegraph cites Northern leaders as saying shielding for the vulnerable is the answer to the upswing in virus cases, rather than costly lockdowns.

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The Duke of Cambridge has warned of a mental health “catastrophe” if lockdowns stop people from socialising, according the Daily Mail.

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The Daily Express and Metro report on a “shocking” rise in the number of people dying at home during the pandemic, the vast majority are not linked to Covid-19.

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And The Independent says Ministers have failed to address the “disproportionate” impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities.

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Meanwhile, The Times has a story on another attempt at Russian interference, saying British cybersecurity agents thwarted an attempt to hack the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The Eurozone is heading for one trillion-euro deficit due to efforts to fight the pandemic, according to the Financial Times.

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And the Daily Star leads on Gary Lineker being caught in a shop without a facemask.

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