Live: Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes national announcement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a live announcement to the nation Thursday evening.

The Downing Street Prime Minister’s address comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveiled the new animal system for England.

Almost all parts of England will face tough coronavirus restrictions, with a ban on indoor mixing and restrictions on hospitality after December 2nd.

Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been given the lowest Tier 1 restrictions, and people in all other parts of England are facing more serious restrictions on their freedom.

Much of the Midlands, Northeast and Northwest are in the most restrictive Level 3, but London will be in Level 2.

Around 23.3 million people – 41.5% of the population of England – will face the strictest restrictions, while 32 million people – 57.3% of the population – will be in the second tier.

Just over 1% of the population – 714,000 people – is classified in Tier 1.

Tonight Mr Johnson is expected to outline the new rules for each area.

The press conference is currently taking place around 5 p.m., subject to change.

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