Coronavirus: British lawmakers approve PM Johnson’s month-long lockdown

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British lawmakers approved a month-long lockdown in England, voting on Wednesday in favor of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 running out of control and overwhelming health services.

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The 516-38 vote had been in little doubt after the opposition labor Party said it would support the move, even though they criticized Johnson for acting too slowly. He also faced criticism from some in his own party for going too far.

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