CBS News
Britain is going on a roughly monthlong lockdown as coronavirus cases to surge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday, just three months after telling The Telegraph that he didn't want to mandate a national lockdown and likened the measure to a "nuclear deterrent." From November 5 to December 2, people will only be permitted to leave their homes for a short list of reasons, such as childcare, work, exercise, medical issues, or shopping for basic needs. Bars and restaurants will only be allowed to provide take-out options and non-essential stores will have to close. Johnson said the country is extending its furlough system through December to help businesses.