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Factbox: England's three-tier virus restrictions system

LONDON (Reuters) - London, the world’s international financial capital, will enter a tighter COVID-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to tackle a swiftly accelerating second coronavirus wave.

A woman wearing a face mask walks past graffiti, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in central London Britain October 15, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

Following are details on the lockdowns

LEVEL 3 - “VERY HIGH” - around 1.5 million people

Household mixing banned. Pubs and bars close. Wedding receptions not permitted. Travel to or from the area should be avoided.

- Liverpool City Region - 1.5 million

LEVEL 2 - “HIGH” - around 16.14 million people

People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. Pubs and restaurants to shut at 10 p.m.

- London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London) - 9 million

- Manchester - 2.8 million

- Essex (area covered by Essex County Council only) - 1.84 million

- Cheshire - 931,347

- Derbyshire - 796,142

- Warrington - 209,500

- Elmbridge - 132,670

- North East Derbyshire - 101,125

- Erewash - 115,490

- Chesterfield - 104,000

- Barrow-in-Furness - 67, 137

- York - 44,118

LEVEL 1 - “MEDIUM” - The rest of England - around 38 million people.

Gatherings of more than six people banned, apart from some settings such as funerals and weddings. Pubs and restaurants to shut at 10 p.m.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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