- PM Boris Johnson warned the coming weeks will be the "hardest yet" as he announced another national lockdown for England
- All schools have been ordered to switch to online learning and this summer's exams will not go ahead
- Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will receive a grant worth up to £9,000, the UK chancellor announces
- Scotland entered another tough lockdown at midnight, with schools remaining closed to most pupils until at least the start of February
- Northern Ireland will legally enforce 'stay at home' orders and schools will have an "extended period of remote learning"
- And in Wales, which is already under lockdown, schools and colleges will shut until 18 January
- More than 800 consultants, doctors and nurses have called for hospital staff to be given better PPE
- Globally at least 85 millions cases of Covid have been reported and 1.85 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University
Good morning and welcome to our coronavirus live page. Here is a round-up of the main UK stories this morning.
- People in all of England and most of Scotland must now stay at home - except for a handful of essential reasons - as new lockdowns begin in both nations. Announcing England's measures on Monday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said hospitals were under "more pressure from Covid than at any time since the start of the pandemic". England's rules are due to last until at least mid-February; Scotland's will be reviewed at the end of January
- As part of the restrictions, schools and colleges in England will be closed to most pupils until at least half term , with teaching going online. A-Levels and GCSEs will be cancelled, a government source told the BBC, although vocational exams will go ahead
- In Scotland, schools remain closed to most pupils until February
- Supermarket websites have come under strain as customers rush to book deliveries ahead of the new lockdown. Within a couple hours of Johnson's speech, shoppers reported problems with Sainsbury's and Tesco
- The UK "cannot duck" tackling inequalities of health, ethnicity, education and jobs post-Covid , a major review has warned. The report's chairman, Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton, says a lot of work to repair and rebuild the damage will be needed after the pandemic
England and Scotland begin new lockdownsPeople in all of England and most of Scotland must now stay at home except for a handful of permitted reasons, as new lockdowns begin in both nations.
Schools have closed to most pupils in England, Scotland and Wales, while Northern Ireland will have an "extended period of remote learning".
England's rules are due to last until at least mid-February; Scotland's will be reviewed at the end of January.
PM Boris Johnson warned the coming weeks would be the "hardest yet" .
It comes after the UK reported a record 58,784 cases on Monday, as well as a further 407 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.
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'Much is an echo of March - but a lot is different too'Laura Kuenssberg - Political editor
By 8pm on Monday it felt inevitable.
But it doesn't mean that a national instruction to close the doors was automatic. Or indeed that new lockdowns in England and Scotland aren't still dramatic and painful.
With tightening up in Wales and Northern Ireland too, the spread of coronavirus this winter has been faster than governments' attempts to keep up with it - leaving leaders with little choice but to take more of our choices away.
There is much that's an echo of March. Work, school, life outside the home will be constrained in so many ways, with terrible and expensive side-effects for the economy.
This time, it's already spluttering - restrictions being turned on and off for months have starved so much trade of vital business.
But there's a lot that's different too. After so long, the public is less forgiving of the actions taken, and there is frustration particularly over last-minute changes for schools; fatigue too with having to live under such limits.
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Updates from around the worldThe pandemic continues to disrupt lives around the world, of course. Here are some of the biggest international coronavirus updates:
- Scientists in South Africa say there is a "reasonable concern" that the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the country might prove to be more resistant to current vaccines being rolled out in the UK and elsewhere
- The governors of the US states of New York and Florida have warned hospitals that they must administer coronavirus vaccines more quickly. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo said hospitals must give vaccines within a week of receiving them or face a fine and loss of future supplies
- The German government and most of the country's 16 states have reportedly agreed to extend lockdown measures until the end of the month. Restrictions which keep shops, schools and services closed were due to end on 10 January
- Australia’s most populous state New South Wales has called on residents in three cities to isolate and seek a coronavirus test. Concerns are rising after an 18-year-old man tested positive after travelling to Broken Hill, Orange and Nyngan on a camping trip
- Thailand's top football league has postponed all of this month's scheduled matches as the country grapples with a surge in infections. It is now expected to start in February
- Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler Hakuho has tested positive for coronavirus