UK leader orders new virus restrictions, could last 6 months

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned Britons they should not expect to return to a normal social or work life for at least six months, as he announced new restrictions he hopes will suppress a surge in coronavirus cases. Restrictions announced Tuesday include a requirement for pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England to close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. People will have to wear face masks in taxis, as well as on public transit. The size of weddings is being cut to 15 people, and a plan to bring spectators back into sports stadiums starting in October is being put on hold. Johnson said it should be assumed that the measures would be in place for “perhaps six months.”