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London Heads for Clampdown as U.K. Virus Response Fragments

  • Tighter restrictions in capital imminent as case count climbs
  • Northern Ireland and Wales also prepare new restrictions
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London is on course for an imminent tightening of coronavirus restrictions, as cases continue to rise in Britain and its response fragments.

A change in the rules in the U.K. capital is likely in very short order, according to an official in London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office. Khan and health leaders met Wednesday to discuss the potential move into stricter restrictions, which would ban two separate households from meeting indoors, the official said. London will soon hit an average of 100 cases per 100,000 people, the person said.