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MPs to vote on rule changes – as Essex asks to be placed in a higher tier
The latest coronavirus updates after Boris Johnson announced a three-tier lockdown system for the UK.
- MPs debating and voting on PM’s lockdown measures – Labour expected to vote with government
- Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer holding news briefing in central London at 5pm
- 17,234 new UK cases today – up from 13,972 on Monday.
- Three-tier lockdown system – Medium, High and Very High – comes into force in England from midnight
- What are the new tiers and which is your area in?
- SAGE recommended ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to ministers three weeks ago, it emerges
- Essex requests tougher restrictions, as Sadiq Khan says London may soon move up a tier
- Government admits it could impose further restrictions beyond those announced yesterday
- First US coronavirus reinfection confirmed
- Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19
- Live reporting by Emily Mee, news reporter, and Greg Heffer, political reporter