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Lockdown 2 begins in England as Rishi Sunak set to confirm furlough extension.

England has woken up to a new lockdown today after MPs voted to approve a month-long shutdown in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops have been forced to close their doors, while members of the public are being ordered to stay at home for the next four weeks.

But the second national lockdown comes with a number of exceptions, including pupils continuing to go to school, limitless outdoor exercise and “safe visiting” for care home residents and their families.

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