England is now back to a brutal lockdown, will the rest of the world follow?

In this image taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a televised address to the nation from 10 Downing Street, London, Monday Jan. 4, 2021, setting out new emergency measures to control the spread of coronavirus in England. (Pool via AP)
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England announced on Monday that the country indeed will slide right back into a national lockdown. It comes just hours after Nicola Sturgeon announced a similar lockdown in her own region amid soaring rates of the Coronavirus and a struggle to contain it.

The Guardian reports that schools are now closing for roughly six weeks and residents are required to stay home only leaving home for essential purposes. It comes against the backdrop of reports that the UK is struggling to contain a reported deadlier version of the Coronavirus just as even more strains are emerging.