The British parliament on Wednesday approved a new lockdown for the period of one month. In this way, the politicians hope to counter the rapid spread of the corona virus again.
The lockdown will last until December 2nd. Opposition Labor party had already pledged support despite criticism that it will be too late, so the green light comes as no surprise. 516 deputies voted for and 38 against.
According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there is no choice but a lockdown. He had recently resisted calls to do so. All unnecessary shops must be closed, but schools and universities can remain open.
The United Kingdom has the largest number of corona deaths in Europe. On Wednesday, 492 were added, the largest number since May 13. The total number of deaths now stands at 47,742. The authorities reported more than 25,000 new infections. The total number of infections in the UK has now reached over a million.