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Outrage as UK government says new English lockdown could last longer than a month

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The new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England will be extended if it fails to reduce infection rates, the government said overnight, as it faced intense criticism over the abrupt decision to shut down again.The second national lockdown, announced late Saturday following warnings hospitals could be overwhelmed within weeks, is set to come into force from Thursday and end on December 2.
But senior minister Michael Gove said the government would maintain the stringent measures if the R rate — the…

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