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    Posted by Mary on October 23, 2020, 5:14 pm

    Covid-19: Boris Johnson hopes families can have Christmas together

    It is Boris Johnson's "ambition" for people to celebrate Christmas with their families, his spokesman has said.

    The prime minister is "hopeful" that "some aspects of our lives" could be "back to normal" by then, he added.

    But a government adviser warned without taking action a normal Christmas was "wishful thinking in the extreme".

    It comes as tougher coronavirus rules come into force for nearly six million Britons - including a return to a national lockdown in Wales.

    Scots have been warned the idea of a normal Christmas is a "fiction" and they should prepare for digital celebrations.

    Warrington is the latest place to announce it is moving to England's highest level of restrictions.

    Greater Manchester's population of 2.8 million has already joined Liverpool City Region and Lancashire on England's highest alert level - tier three.

    And from 18:00 BST, the whole of Wales - 3.1 million people - will have to stay at home as a strict 17-day "firebreaker" lockdown begins.

    South Yorkshire will also move into tier three restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday, by which time more than seven million people will be living under England's tightest rules.

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    • Sitting round the yule log for a bit of warmth - Mary October 23, 2020, 5:14 pm