Most of Essex and parts of Hertfordshire also affected, with pubs, restaurants and bars set to close
London and several other areas in the south-east will this week enter the toughest coronavirus restrictions in order to contain a surging number of Covid infections.
The capital along with parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will enter tier 3 at 00.01 on Wednesday. Hancock told MPs the data would now be reviewed weekly, with the next review on 23 December. All of Essex, except Tendring, and Watford, Hertsmere and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire will join London in Tier 3 restrictions.