UK lawmakers vote in favour of month-long nationwide COVID-19 lockdown

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London [UK], November 4 (ANI/Sputnik): Lawmakers in the United Kingdom's House of Commons have voted overwhelmingly to approve the government's plan to introduce a four-week nationwide lockdown in England in order to curb the coronavirus disease.

During the vote on Wednesday afternoon, members of parliament voted 516-38 in favour of approving the lockdown, which will come into force on Thursday.

Labour leader Keir Starmer had said earlier in the week that he would support the government's proposal to impose the lockdown in England.

Under the new measures, non-essential businesses and services, such as restaurants and bars, will be forced to close. Citizens have also been urged to limit their journeys and not travel unless it is essential. (ANI/Sputnik)