Trump rips Boris and says ‘we don’t want lockdowns’ after Brit PM cancels Christmas in London with harshest rules
PRESIDENT Trump has slammed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter following the PMs decisions to backtrack on regulations surrounding the holiday season.
Johnson assured UK citizens that they would not have to compromise their Christmas plans and would be able to enjoy the holiday period without restrictions.
Trump tweeted: "We don’t want to have lockdowns. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself!"
Johnson delivered a press conference on Friday afternoon where he detailed a new strain of the Covid-19 virus that is 77% more transmittable.
With the new strain creating an influx of cases in the South and South East of the country, he’s imposed new restrictions following the tier system the UK had in place.
The capital is set to see some of the toughest restrictions after London was put into Tier 4.
The tier system, put in place following the national lockdown that finished in summer, is separate guidance on what you can and cannot do depending on what tier an area is put into.
There are our tiers with local restrictions, each one is different and they range from Tier 1: Medium Alert to Tier 4: Stay at Home according to the BBC.
Tier 1 includes some restrictions relaxed, such as:
The rule of six continuing to apply indoors and outdoors.
Spectator sports can resume with a crowd of 50% of capacity, or 4,000 spectators, whichever is smaller.
Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Herefordshire are currently in tier one.
Christmas Day ''bubbles'' cannot include anyone in tier four.
Tiers 2 and 3 are similar with restrictions such as: citizens can't mix indoors with anyone apart from members of your household or bubble.
You can meet in a group of up to six outside – including in a private garden, or a public place.
Pubs and bars can only open if they serve substantial meals. Alcohol can be served with that meal.
Pubs and restaurants must shut at 23:00 GMT, with last orders at 22:00.
Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can take place (with restrictions).
Non-essential foreign travel is allowed, subject to quarantine rules.
People are advised not to travel to and from tier three areas.
Christmas Day bubbles cannot include anyone in tier four.
In tier 3 the differences include: residents being asked to stay at home – although those who have to travel for education or work may continue to do so.
Social mixing will be restricted to meeting one other person from outside your household or support bubble in an open public space.
All non-essential retail will have to close, along with hairdressers, nail bars, and indoor entertainment venues.
Tier 4: Stay at Home restrictions are similar to the last national lockdown in England, in November.
They include: residents being asked to stay home, unless you have to travel for work or education.
Social mixing is restricted to meeting one other person from outside your household or support bubbles being formed in open public spaces.
All non-essential retail will be shut.
No-one in tier four will be allowed to join Christmas Day bubbles in tiers one to three.
People in tier four areas should not travel abroad, except in limited circumstances (including work and education).
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