- Boris Johnson holding news conference from 5pm
- England tiers revealed – find out yours here
- Tiers to be reviewed on 16 December – read full report on new tiers
- UK records 498 new coronavirus deaths and 17,555 cases
- AstraZeneca likely to run new trial on the Oxford vaccine – possibly delaying its rollout
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- Updates by Emily Mee, news reporter
Asked why his whack-a-mole strategy of local restrictions didn’t work, Boris Johnson says Tiered approach was “delivering” in “slowing the virus down” and is “the right way to go.” He encourages people to “work together to kick COVID out” and get a test.