In total, at least 16.8 million people in the UK - about one in four people - face extra coronavirus measures on top of the national rules, including two-thirds of people in the north of England.
The prime minister, who has been speaking to BBC journalists from around the country, denied that a lack of testing in north-east England had caused the virus to get out of control in the region.
That's not the reality… the nation came together in March and April, what happened over the summer was a bit of sort of fraying of people's discipline and attention to those rules," he said.
Nah, Boz. this one is down to you.
You failed to take obvious, timely measures. You failed to provide effective leadership. You didn't manage to get a clear message out. You and your cabal of goons and carpetbaggers and borderline sociopaths didn't stick to the rules you did come up with.
People died. Tens of thousands of them. Because you got it wrong.
You had TWO chances to get it right. You blew both of them.
To nick something from Oscar Wilder, to screw up the biggest challenge of your premiership once could be regarded a misfortune; screwing it twice looks like carelessness.