Boris Johnson rules out tougher Christmas virus curbs for UK
23 December 2020 | 4:10 pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resists calls to tighten coronavirus restrictions over Christmas, as London faces stricter measures and concern grows about rising case number, but encourages people across the UK to "think hard and in detail about the days ahead and whether you can do more to protect yourself and others".
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