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UK reimposes national lockdown as COVID count crosses 1M

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Shailendra Shukla | November 2, 2020

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced that the UK government will be reimposing a national lockdown in England for one month after the country crossed the 1 million COVID-19 cases-mark and a second wave of coronavirus infections seemed highly likely. The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19, is grappling with more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases a day and scientists have warned the "worst case" scenario of 80,000 dead could be exceeded.

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