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London is heading for a tighter lockdown

London was heading for a tighter COVID-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to tackle a swiftly accelerating second wave.

“I must warn Londoners: We’ve got a difficult winter ahead,” said mayor Sadiq Khan.

Anger, though, is rising over the economic, social and health costs of the biggest curtailment of freedoms since wartime.