A new variant of coronavirus is thought be behind a rise in coronavirus cases in parts of the UK. The South-east of England has gone into a strict lockdown over the Christmas period, while other European countries have banned flights to and from the UK.
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(Picture: A street in Central London following the introduction of restrictions. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)