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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says new restrictions ‘likely to remain in force for six months’

Prime minister announces new rules on face coverings and weddings for England as he also encourages more people to work from home

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Jeremy Hunt (Con), chair of the health committee, says he supports the measures.

He says testing has been transformed. “But we are not there yet.” What can the PM say to a school offered just 10 tests every three weeks if they are worried about asymptomatic cases?

This is what Johnson said about the new rules.

First, we are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so. In key public services and in all professions where home working is not possible, such as construction or retail, people should continue to attend their workplaces.

Second, from Thursday, all pubs, bars and restaurants must operate a table service only, except for takeaways. Together with all hospitality venues, they must close at 10pm.

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