London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will move into the highest level of coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday.
The move will see thousands of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants close in the capital and surrounding areas after Tuesday night, except for takeaway, delivery and click and collect services.
The Tier 3 measures, announced to MPs by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, will come into force at 00.01am on Wednesday.
Along with Greater London, the south and west of Essex will soon be under the “very high” alert level.
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