Boris Johnson has announced England’s third lockdown – 29 scathing reactions

After rumours of stricter anti-coronavirus measures for England had been circulating for days, Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Monday night to confirm a third lockdown, just hours after Nicola Sturgeon had made the same decision for Scotland.

The announcement that schools would be online only came just one day after Johnson insisted they were safe for children to attend, making this one of his swiftest U-turns in a strong field of swift U-turns.

Twitter weighed in on the development before the briefing had even happened.

Confirmation of Lockdown 3 meant a return to this classic three-word slogan:

Leading to reactions like these.

Having heard the details – such as they were – people had thoughts. Lots of thoughts.

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