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Birmingham: 1m asked to restrict home visitors to prevent new lockdown

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/21/birmingham-1m-asked-to-restrict-visitors-to-prevent-new-lockdown

UK’s second biggest city placed on government watch list while cases remain high across northern England

More than a million people in Birmingham will be advised to limit the number of people entering their homes to two as part of voluntary restrictions to stave off a local lockdown.

The UK’s second biggest city was placed on the government’s “watch list” on Friday as cases rose, prompting the council to suggest a series of voluntary measures which include limiting public gatherings to 30 people except for communal prayer and asking drivers and passengers in taxis to wear face coverings.

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