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Britons' concern about COVID rises to highest since May - ONS

FILE PHOTO: A man disinfects a statue of the Beatles amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Liverpool, Britain October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

LONDON (Reuters) - Concern among people in Britain about the impact of COVID-19 on their everyday life has risen to its highest since the end of May following a tightening of government restrictions designed to slow the spread of the disease.

The Office for National Statistics said 74% of adults were “very or somewhat worried about the effect of COVID-19 on their life right now”, the highest proportion since restrictions started to ease in late May only to be tightened again recently.

Polling took place from Sept. 24-Sept. 27, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions on Sept. 22.

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by William Schomberg

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