UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll rises by 150 as London sees first day of Tier 2 lockdown restrictions

Daniel O'Mahony, Harriet Brewis
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Police officers walk past bars in Soho: REUTERS
Police officers walk past bars in Soho: REUTERS

Millions of Londoners are spending their first day under tighter coronavirus restrictions after the capital moved into the Government’s “high” risk alert level .

Revellers thronged pubs and bars in Soho on Friday night ahead of the new measures, which came in at midnight and include a ban on any mixing between households indoors.

Other areas placed in Tier 2 restrictions from Saturday include Essex and Elmbridge in Surrey. In Lancashire, many hospitality businesses have been forced to close after the area was moved into the strictest Tier 3 restrictions.

It comes as Boris Johnson faces renewed pressure to impose a short "circuit-breaker" national lockdown to curb the spike in infections across the country. The UK recorded a further 16,171 Covid-19 cases today, as the death toll rose by 150.

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