Tier 4 to be extended to millions more, Matt Hancock to announce today as ‘we have to take further action’

MATT Hancock will expand Tier 4 today and put more people in the top level of restrictions, he confirmed this morning.

The Health Secretary will tell MPs later today which areas will be put into a near-lockdown, with shops, indoor activities, gyms and hairdressers shut to stop the Covid spread.

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Matt Hancock confirmed today that Tiers would be extended across the country

“We are facing a very significant challenge in the NHS right now,” he told Sky News today.

“There has been a significant rise in the number of cases – the highest number of cases recorded yesterday, 53,000 cases.

“We are going to have to take further action. I’m going to set that out the House of Commons later today.”

He is expected to address MPs at around 3pm – after the Brexit votes in the Commons.

Already a third of England are in the top Tier 4 – with an extra six million people moved there from Boxing Day.

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