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The new tier system, envisioning different regions classified as “medium”, “high” or “very high” tiers with their own unique COVID restrictions, is expected to replace the most recent coronavirus-related lockdown in England.
A new coronavirus tier system for England was approved Tuesday by the UK MPs, with 291 votes to 78, according to Sky News.
A significant amount of Tory MPs reportedly opposed the new system, supposedly due to the fact that 99% of England will be falling under two toughest tiers – stricter than previous ones imposed before the lockdown.
“We welcome tonight’s vote which endorses our Winter Plan, brings an end to the national restrictions and returns England to a tiered system,” a No.10 spokesman said, cited by Sky News. “This will help to safeguard the gains made during the past month and keep the virus under control”.
The spokesman also said that work will be continued with MPs who have expressed concerns in recent days.
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