22:20 GMT27 October 2020
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    The UK capital has introduced stricter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, entering tier 2 of the government's new three-tiered COVID-19 alert level system. The move had to be introduced due to a surge in new cases in London.

    Sputnik is live from London where protesters are gathering on Saturday to condemn the new austerity measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 that were introduced by the government.

    The protests come amid a greater nationwide push to decry the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including in terms of the economy that has seen a deep downturn and portends massive job losses in the UK.

    Since 4 October, the daily cases in the UK have exceeded the 10,000 mark, evening crossing the 20,000 threshold once, marking the biggest spike of cases the country has experienced since the beginning of the pandemic. At the same time, the death rate remains relatively low.

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