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England Covid lockdown likely to be in place until March, Gove warns

Minister says time needed for vaccine to take effect means restrictions cannot definitely be lifted in mid-FebruaryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe third national lockdown imposed in England to try to deal with the huge increase in Covid-19 cases is likely to remain in place into March at least, with some measures lasting even longer, the government has indicated.The
Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, said he hoped the gradual lifting of restrictions could begin in mid-February, but that the time it took for the vaccines to take effect meant it was likely to be at least another couple of weeks before measures could start to be eased.
Source: the guardian

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