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    The new measures come amid fears of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic against the backdrop of a surge of new cases. The uptick has been registered since late August, pushing the total number of infections to nearly 400,000.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is addressing the House of Commons on the new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection.

    According to a report by The Telegraph, the new measures will likely oblige restaurants and pubs to close at 10 pm. Brits are also expected to be required to work remotely if possible, while social distancing and mask-wearing in public will be re-enforced.

    As of Monday, the UK had registered 4,368 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the country’s total infection tally to 398,625, while the death toll had risen by 11, to 41,788.

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