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UK Plans to Restrict Gatherings Amid COVID-19 Surge

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By    |   Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:46 PM

Britain is planning to impose severe restrictions of social gatherings amid a spike in coronavirus cases, reports The New York Times.

Most indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than six people, including in private homes and parks, will be banned in the country. Current rules allow for up to 30 people for certain types of gatherings.

Weddings, funerals, sporting events, and schools will not be affected.

About 2,500 more new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday, and 8,500 in the last three days alone.

"We need to act now to stop the virus spreading," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. "So we are simplifying and strengthening the rules on social contact — making them easier to understand and for the police to enforce."

"It is absolutely critical that people now abide by these rules and remember the basics washing your hands, covering your face, keeping space from others, and getting a test if you have symptoms."

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