Covid-19 curfew to begin in California

Sunday, 22 November 2020 - 10:22

California is to begin a night-time curfew in an attempt to curb a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The western US state's latest figures are now worse than the previous peak in August.

Across the US, the daily death toll linked to Covid-19 has passed 2,000 for the first time since May.

The country has now more than 12 million confirmed infections, with more than 255,000 deaths, by far the highest in the world.

In England, a tougher three-tiered system of local restrictions will come into force when the lockdown ends on 2 December, Downing Street has said.

Premier Boris Johnson is expected to set out his plan - including details of how families can see different households at Christmas - to MPs tomorrow.

More areas are set to be placed into the higher tiers to keep the virus under control, No 10 said.