Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister has announced new strict national lockdown on Monday
as Britain’s desperate race to vaccinate its population risked being overtaken by
a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that was on track to overwhelm the nation’s hospitals.
After several days of frighteningly high and escalating case numbers,
, Mr. Johnson ordered schools and colleges in England to close their doors
and shift to remote learning. He appealed to Britons to stay at home for all
but a few necessary purposes, including essential work and buying food and medicine.
The nationwide restrictions, officials warned, will remain in place until at least the middle of February.