New national coronavirus rules: household gathering limit set to be cut after spike in cases

THE number of people allowed to gather indoors in England is set to be slashed after a spike in coronavirus infections.

Ministers are meeting today to sign off on the first new national rules in months, after two days of huge spikes in the nation’s infection numbers.

An announcement is expected to be made tomorrow but no firm decisions have yet been made, it’s understood.

Sources said there would be a “toughening up” of the rules to stop the spread as scientists feared it was already spreading across the country.

The current rules mean no more than 30 people can meet inside, but it could be cut down to as low as six.

The final decisions are still being made and Boris Johnson is holding Cabinet this morning.

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