London on course for new Coronavirus curbs

People stand next to St Martin's Theatre at London's West End, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britai

Official figures due for release later on Friday will show a sharp rise in COVID cases in London, putting Britain’s capital at risk of restrictions on socialising over the next two weeks, the London Evening Standard said.

The Evening Standard said the number of COVID cases per 100,000 people in London had risen to around 25 from 18.8 in last week’s data, and was above 30 in many boroughs.

Rates above 50 mean local lockdowns would be considered, it added.

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