London is latest city to ban households mixing indoors in Tier Two lockdown

Londoners will be banned from going into other people's homes from midnight on Friday in new changes set to affect nine million people.

The lastest government measures will see the capital city move to Tier Two 'high alert' level lockdown status, following further restricitons in northern cities such as Manchester and Liverpool, which moved to Tier Three.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce the capital's move into the Tier Two 'high alert' level in the House of Commons this morning.

The capital's MPs were briefed by a government minister ahead of the statement. Mayor Sadiq Khan told London Assembly members the move was necessary to save lives in the capital because the virus was spreading 'in every corner of our city'.

The average number of cases is approaching 100 for every 100,000 people - the threshold for the high alert status.

Nine million Londoners will be banned from going into other people's homes from midnight tomorrow as the government tries to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce the capital's move into the Tier Two 'high alert' level in the House of Commons this morning.

The capital's MPs were briefed by a government minister ahead of the statement. Mayor Sadiq Khan told London Assembly members the move was necessary to save lives in the capital because the virus was spreading 'in every corner of our city'.

The average number of cases is approaching 100 for every 100,000 people - the threshold for the high alert status.

Speaking on the new measures Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "In addition to the restrictions already in place, this would mean different households in London not being able to mix indoors. Nobody wants to see more restrictions but this is deemed to be necessary to protect Londoners."