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Chaos & confusion as 4.5million hit by new bombshell lockdown rules with less than 3 hours’ warning

Bombshell new coronavirus rules have left Brits confused after 4.5million people were issued with fresh lockdown demands with just three hours notice.

The government revealed at 9.16pm that households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire were banned from meeting each other indoors from midnight last night.

The orders came as England was hit with 846 new positive cases – the highest number in 32 days – adding to fears the country is facing a second wave of the virus.

But the sudden new rules - which means that people can still go to work and even visit shops and cafes - have left Brits reeling.

One Brit wrote last night pointed out the confusing nature of the guidelines, saying despite home visits being banned, "you're still allowed to work, public transport, the pub, the leisure centres, the hairdressers, the parks… Utter shambles."

Another said: "Bit of a shambles this new lockdown ruling today (that affects Halifax).

"So I’m alright to go for a pint with my mates but I can’t go and sit with my mum who lives on her own? Answers on a postcard please."

Another added: "To be honest I no longer have a clue, just fed up with it and the fact my parents haven’t left the house for months, it’s a joke."

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Chaos and confusion as 4.5million are hit by bombshell new lockdown rules with less than three hours’ warning

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