Millions of people could be banned from mixing inside and outside and thousands of pubs might be forced to close under new coronavirus restrictions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to outline a new three-tiered system of restrictions on Monday, with measures expected to force pubs and restaurants to shut across the north of England.

Under the proposed system, different parts of the country would be placed in different categories, with areas in the highest level expected to face the toughest measures.

Ben Houchen, the Conservative mayor of the Tees Valley, has said third tier restrictions are expected to run in four-week blocks.

Pubs and bars would be required to close and no household mixing would be allowed for socialising either indoors or outdoors.

The move could affect millions of people living in areas with high COVID-19 rates across England.

Read More: Three FM

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