News of further coronavirus restrictions in the UK lead the majority of Monday’s papers ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement on a new lockdown.
The Times reports the Government’s latest strategy will involve the country being split into three tiers, with Liverpool facing the “toughest curbs” under the proposals.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) October 11, 2020
The Daily Telegraph reports on “last orders” being called for the North, with the paper saying pubs will be told to close their doors for a month from 5pm on Wednesday.
Tomorrow's Daily Telegraph front page: 'Johnson calls last orders for the North'#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 11, 2020
The Guardian carries a warning from Downing Street that the UK is at a “critical juncture” when it comes to tackling Covid-19.
Tomorrow's @Guardian: UK at ‘critical’ point ahead of new Covid restrictions
— Richard Preston (@richardpreston_) October 11, 2020
Metro dubs the month “Locktober”, while the Daily Express says the “drastic new shutdown” aims to “save the NHS”.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) October 11, 2020
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) October 11, 2020
The i leads with a travel ban which will reportedly form part of the curbs, while The Independent says there is a “postcode lottery” in fines being handed out for breaching Covid legislation.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) October 11, 2020
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) October 11, 2020
The Daily Mirror leads with a poll suggesting 85% of workers are “petrified” about their jobs.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) October 11, 2020
While the Daily Mail says Mr Johnson has been warned local lockdowns will “shatter the economy”.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) October 11, 2020
Elsewhere, the Financial Times reports on plans to limit the power of “Big Tech”.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) October 11, 2020
And the Daily Star leads on allegations Health Secretary Matt Hancock broke a 10pm bar curfew introduced by the Government.