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From plans to panic: how the UK's week of Covid chaos unfolded – video timeline

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From plans to panic: how the UK's week of Covid chaos unfolded – video timeline

From plans to panic: how the UK's week of Covid chaos unfolded – video timeline

The week before Christmas quickly turned chaotic as the health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced a new, more contagious strain of coronavirus had been found in south-east England.

The news resulted in a last-minute government U-turn over Christmas mixing rules, the implementation of a new, stricter coronavirus tier, and dozens of countries suspending travel from the UK days before the end of the Brexit transition period, prompting 'Plague Island' to trend on Twitter.

Here is a look back at the week of chaos · World's media ask how it went so wrong for 'Plague Island' Britain


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