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Overcrowded hospitals, exhausted staff and a new threat … why Boris Johnson had to act

London and the south placed in tough new restrictions with NHS under pressure and bed space running out

It was a message shorn of festive cheer that no prime minister would want to deliver.

Yet faced with a new, rapidly spreading mutated strain of the coronavirus and a buckling NHS, Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that Christmas was cancelled for 17.7 million people in London and the south of England.

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