Reactions to the Prime Minister’s announcement of new pandemic measures dominate the papers.
The Daily Mail outlines the latest “draconian orders” which include 10pm pub curfews, a U-turn over home working and new fines.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 22, 2020
The Daily Express says the Prime Minister has appealed to the country to summon “discipline, resolve and the spirit of togetherness” to avoid a widespread loss of life this winter.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 22, 2020
Boris Johnson is quoted in The Daily Telegraph as saying the fight against the virus “is by no means over”, while he adds in Metro and The Independent the latest crackdown could last at least six months.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 22, 2020
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) September 22, 2020
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) September 22, 2020
The Financial Times reports Mr Johnson has warned of a “perilous” time in the months ahead, with The Times quoting him as saying it will be a “struggle humanity will win”.
Just published: front page of the Financial Times, London edition, for Wednesday 23 September 2020 pic.twitter.com/kaUVg6Nexs
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 22, 2020
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) September 22, 2020
The public must follow the new rules or “risk a second lockdown”, the PM says in The Guardian, which adds that the Chancellor is considering replacing the furlough scheme with German-style wage subsidies.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 23 September 2020: Follow new restrictions or risk a second lockdown, Johnson warns pic.twitter.com/rM2LvmXbfU
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 22, 2020
But leading scientists have warned Mr Johnson the latest restrictions “won’t cut infection rate”, according to the i.
Boris Johnson told: new rules won't cut infection rate, as he announces new restrictions
— i newspaper (@theipaper) September 22, 2020
The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, says the Prime Minister is “in last chance saloon”, with the Daily Star pointing out the changes in the Government’s guidance.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 22, 2020