Boris Johnson imposed a new stay-at-home lockdown until mid-February to overcome the new highly transmissible variant of Coronavirus. He revealed that the number of hospital patients has increased to nearly 27,000. He advised people to leave their homes only for essential shopping, some daily exercise or medical reasons. There will be a complete shutdown of schools and businesses. Johnson stated if things go well me may start offering the first vaccine dose to everyone in the four top priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation.