14:16 GMT31 October 2020
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    On Wednesday, Northern Ireland announced stricter Covid-19 measures and closures of restaurants and schools. At the same time, talk of second lockdown across the whole of UK has become a trending subject on social media.

    Despite the British government opting for a three-tier system of local measures instead of a nationwide lockdown, as part of the latest action to tackle the spread of Covid-19, rumours and fears of #Lockdown2 are rife online.

    Memes, criticizing the idea of another lockdown and mocking the government’s management of the coronavirus crisis, have filled Twitter this week.

    ​Some have even named the second lockdown, calling it “The Nightmare Before Christmas".

    The first lockdown in the UK was enforced in the end of March, with additional restrictions placed in April.

    The UK government has now introduced three Covid alert levels: medium, high and very high. All levels have various forms of social distancing rules and local restrictions for workers and businesses. Brits can also check the alert level for their area on a government website

    United Kingdom, lockdown, COVID-19
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