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To believe the Daily Fail - full UK lockdown being announced next week?
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Hmmmmminteresting · 30/10/2020 22:37

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8898985/Boris-Johnson-announce-national-coronavirus-lockdown-WEEK-save-Christmas.html

I hate to believe, but now am also used to this dripfeed we get which 9/10 times ends up being correct 🤔

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EatDessertFirst · 30/10/2020 22:38

Do we have an actual source rather than just a rag?

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Hmmmmminteresting · 30/10/2020 22:39

Nope - just the rag.

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GirlCrush · 30/10/2020 22:40

theres another thread

save christmas??

so everyone will celebrate end of lockdown over christmas by mixing households again. we will be in lockdown all January again

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GirlCrush · 30/10/2020 22:40

it was just on the news

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EatDessertFirst · 30/10/2020 22:41

Then as far as I'm concerned its just the media stirring shit as always. I'll believe it and lose my job when it happens.

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SchrodingersImmigrant · 30/10/2020 22:41

Tbf to them, looking at other countries, I can't see how we wouldn't have one

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Mamimawr · 30/10/2020 22:41

It says "national" not "full UK lockdown" in the article. Boris would need an agreement from Scottish, Welsh etc Governments if he wanted an UK lockdown. Wales and Northern Ireland are already in lockdown.

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MushMonster · 30/10/2020 22:42

Well... in Wales we are already on lockdown for two weeks! So I hope this does not mean that is extendedSad

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Hmmmmminteresting · 30/10/2020 22:44

Sorry Mush, the article does state national. So hopefully you'll be coming out as we enter.
Dh lost his job at the end of the last lockdown.
Starts his new one on Monday.
What timing this is :-(
But like others, can't see another way out now so I guess it will be right.

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Gancanny · 30/10/2020 22:44

Based on previous announcements, possibly a Sunday press conference?

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Crunchymum · 30/10/2020 22:45

I've said this numerous times but Christmas just is not the time to ease restrictions.

People usually travel and mix households en masses during the festive period and the government would be negligent to encourage this, in the current climate. There is no way Xmas can be "saved"

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Normandy144 · 30/10/2020 22:45

Move this to the covid topic please!

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GirlCrush · 30/10/2020 22:46

looking at footage of students having a last party before they go to tier 2/3 then it doesn't surprise me its getting out of hand

we have brought another lockdown on ourselves by being overly keen to 'get back to normal'

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GirlCrush · 30/10/2020 22:47

@crunchymum i agree!

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Reallyhow122 · 30/10/2020 22:49

It’s on front page of the times too

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spongebobscaredypants · 30/10/2020 22:53

Basically man we all go into their 3, nothing like first lockdown I don't think

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raddledoldmisanthropist · 30/10/2020 22:54

YABU to think that BJ plans that far in advance.

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Hmmmmminteresting · 30/10/2020 22:55

I agree, for as long as schools remain open it will be very different to last time. My office shut down for 12 weeks previously. This time they've already advised that wont be happening again!

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ShellsAndSunrises · 30/10/2020 22:56

I suspect it may be true. They seem to have run this whole thing by the media first....

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Flaxmeadow · 30/10/2020 22:57

I believe it was The Times who led with this story.

Other papers just follow with their own version when a story breaks in any paper

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Hmmmmminteresting · 30/10/2020 22:58

Seems most are reporting it now. Sky news update just came up on my phone saying the same
Not good.

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SheepandCow · 30/10/2020 23:02

@Crunchymum

I've said this numerous times but Christmas just is not the time to ease restrictions.

People usually travel and mix households en masses during the festive period and the government would be negligent to encourage this, in the current climate. There is no way Xmas can be "saved"

Definitely could've been saved if we'd done the same as Melbourne in Australia. Three months ago they had an outbreak (quarantine failure that won't be repeated bar deliberate sabotage). They rolled their sleeves up and got on with containing it. Obviously it was a proper lockdown - with strictly restricted borders. Their efforts have now paid off and they'll join the rest of Australia in having a largely normal Christmas.
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SheepandCow · 30/10/2020 23:04

Professor Devi Sridhar is one of the scientific experts advising the Scottish government. She explains it well:

Two approaches: either keeping borders largely open like the UK, but adopting harsh domestic restrictions to try to combat community transmission; or having very tight border controls, like Taiwan and New Zealand, but few restrictions on everyday life.

And

On a panel with several CEOs yesterday and their message was clear -> it's the virus impacting consumer behaviour & their businesses, not just restrictions. Already clear that controlling the virus with a clear strategy is best route to economic recovery.

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SheepandCow · 30/10/2020 23:05

Prof Sridhar also says:

The longer the UK delays lockdown, the longer it will last

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CurbsideProphet · 30/10/2020 23:09

As they announced the areas going into tier 3 via the media there's unfortunately no reason to doubt these reports.

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