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Tough Covid restrictions from today in parts of the UK - but not in others

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Tough new restrictions have come into effect today in a bid to tackle the spread of Omicron - but not across all of the UK. Millions of people have been hit by new rules on Boxing Day to restrict social contact after a surge in coronavirus cases over recent weeks.

The rule of six is returning to some indoor settings, while tight restrictions on numbers at indoor and outdoor gatherings have also been issued in some areas. READ MORE:Heavy snow causes Boxing Day travel disruption on North West roads and motorways However, no new rules will affect Greater Manchester today (December 26).

The tough new restrictions are only being introduced in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Politicians in England are unlikely to discuss further measures

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