More pieces of the east and south-east of England will be face the hardest Covid rules from Saturday, the wellbeing secretary has said.
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire will be dependent upon level three principles, as will portions of Surrey, East Sussex, Cambridgeshire and Hampshire.
Matt Hancock told MPs: “We’ve made significant progress, we mustn’t blow it now.”
- Most territories that are now in level three will stay there.
- Bristol and North Somerset will move from level three to level two, and Herefordshire will move from level two into level one.
- The progressions happen at 00:01 on Saturday.
They imply that 68% of England’s populace – 38 million individuals – will be living in level three from the end of the week.
Some 30% of the populace will be in level two, while simply 2% will be in level one.