UK imposes tighter curbs amid confirmation of new COVID strain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new restrictions in London and southeast England.
Non-essential shops, salons and indoor venues are closing.
The government has also backtracked on easing some restrictions for the Christmas holiday.
The tougher rules are in response to the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus.
It's up to 70 percent more infectious, driving the spike in England's hospitalisation rate.
It is not thought to be deadlier than the previously known strains.

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from London, UK.

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