Almost two million people in north-east England will see more restrictions following a rise in coronavirus cases.
The temporary measures include restrictions on households mixing and pubs closing earlier at night.
The Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham council areas will be affected from midnight.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there were “concerning rates of infection in the North East”.
The North East has seen a resurgence of coronavirus in recent weeks and on Monday seven councils called for new restrictions.
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