Decision made as MPs vote on new coronavirus restrictions

MPs have approved the Covid-19 regulations that will implement three levels of restrictions in England as of Wednesday.

The vote was 291 to 78, a majority of 213, and came after Labor abstained.

The decision was taken tonight after hours of debate in the House of Commons.

The new scheme will enter into force on Wednesday.

They will put 99 percent of England in the strictest Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions.

The levels are reviewed every two weeks. Boris, Mr Johnson, has also promised MPs a new vote on whether or not to keep the entire system after Feb. 2.

The Mirror online reports that Labor has abstained.

The prime minister faced a series of Tory complaints during the debate.

“There is no doubt that people feel that they have been unfairly attracted, by proximity, to a level higher than they deserve,” said the prime minister.

“People also feel that the level is not working for them.”

He said the government would look to a more targeted approach to decision-making in the future after a protest that tough measures would be taken in places with low virus rates.

This is an important demand from Tory MPs.

Several Tory MPs stood in the House of Commons to say they would not support the measures.

Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of Tories backbench and a Member of Parliament in Tier 3 Greater Manchester, said, way that is both proportional and absolutely necessary.

“Today I think the government has failed to make that convincing case.”

Labor’s abstention came after Keir Starmer said the prime minister’s strategy posed a “significant” health risk.

He also warned that it is “highly unlikely” that restrictions in parts of the country would be relaxed before Christmas.

He accused Mr. Johnson of being “too promising and below par” by taking an approach to short-term decisions that then “clashed with the harsh reality of the virus.”

Earlier, the Prime Minister announced to MPs that all “wet pubs” that do not serve food will receive £ 1,000 to “acknowledge how hard they have been hit” by Covid controls during what would typically be their busiest time of the year.

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