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London Begins Emergency Lockdown as U.K. Fights New Virus Strain

  • Capital, southeast England move into new tier; trains jammed
  • New mutation forces Johnson to scrap five-day Christmas easing
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U.K. Fights Mutant Covid Strain; London Begins Lockdown
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More than 16 million Britons are now required to stay at home as a lockdown came into force Sunday in London and southeast England, part of Boris Johnson’s attempt to control a fast-spreading new strain of the coronavirus.