UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock announces new restrictions in north-east of England

News updates: new rules set to mean almost 10 million people in UK will be under some form of lockdown; proportion of people getting in-person test results in 24 hours halves

11.56am BST

Hancock says there have been concerning rises in infection rates in some parts of the north east.

Local authorities wrote to him asking for tighter restrictions, he says.

11.55am BST

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is speaking now.

He says he will explain the new local restrictions, and measures being taken to prepare the NHS for winter.

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