Rumours UK May be Thrown Into ‘Tier 5’ Amid Growing COVID Cases Trigger Social Media Hysteria

Millions of Britons in London and southeast England were plunged into a Tier 4 lockdown just before Christmas due to the swift spread of a new strain of COVID-19, believed to be up to 70 percent more contagious than the preexisting variant of the virus.

Twitter is abuzz with scores of messages from netizens amid media reports that the UK could be thrown into a “Tier 5” COVID-19 lockdown, which will see even stricter restrictions than the “Tier 4” level.

Government scientists have reportedly urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose harsher measures in order to keep the coronavirus from spiraling out of control now that a new and more contagious strain has been identified.