According to the United Kingdom Health secretary, he said starting from Wednesday, London will be placed on tight restrictions as cases soar in the capital.
He also added that the United Kingdom Government should take rapid action as cases rise in Greater London nearby Kent and Essex.
The United Kingdom tier 3 restrictions states that people can’t gather in bars, indoors, restaurants, and hubs. Restaurants are told to close down except if the customers are taking it home.
Some parts in London have become the major places of infections as local officials are now seeking for the closing of schools.
Matt Hancock in his statement also said a new variant of the virus has been identified. As he said in his statement, “a new variant of coronavirus which may be associated with the faster spread in the south-east of England.”
He added that the new variant of the virus may be the reason for the surge in cases in southern England and that the world health organization have been informed.