West Yorkshire to move to Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from Monday

FILE PHOTO: A general view of The Fox & Hounds pub in Batley, West Yorkshire, that was closed after a customer tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Batley, Britain July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

(Reuters) - West Yorkshire will be placed under Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from Monday, Britain’s highest alert level, the government said on Friday.

“Following close discussions with local leaders, all of West Yorkshire, comprising the 5 districts of Calderdale, City of Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield will move from Local COVID Alert Level High to Very High from 00.01 on Monday 2 November,” the UK Department of Health and Social Care said.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar