The prime minister has stressed that people in England should stay at home, as a second national lockdown begins.

Boris Johnson said he knew people were weary but four weeks of measures would make a “real impact” on the virus.

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops were forced to close on Thursday as part of the new restrictions.

Earlier, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the furlough scheme to support jobs would be extended across the UK until the end of March.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Mr Johnson said there was “light at the end of the tunnel” and the restrictions would “automatically expire” on 2 December.