Newspaper Round Up: 23rd of September 2020

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Daily Express
The Daily Express describes Mr Johnson's speech as an "impassioned plea to the nation" and highlights his promise there are "great days ahead" after Britain gets the virus under control.
Guardian
The Guardian focuses on the threat of a second lockdown during the PM's speech, when he warned the government "reserves the right to go further" if people don't obey the new rules. 
Daily Mirror
Industry chiefs are furious at the idea of six months of further coronavirus restrictions, but scientists warn they do not go far enough to protect the public, writes the Daily Mirror. 
Times
The Times focuses on the more positive side of the PM's speech, when he claimed that if the UK pulls together to follow the rules, coronavirus will be a "struggle humanity will win". 
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail describes Mr Johnson's new restrictions as "draconian" and says they "wreck hopes of a traditional Christmas" - as they could stay in place until next March. 
Metro
Metro's front page also focuses on today's announcement, which it calls 'the rule of six months'. It came as a further 4,926 coronavirus cases were reported in the UK - the highest daily figure since May. 
Financial Times
The Financial Times leads on the prime minister's new coronavirus restrictions and the economic implications of workers being told to work from home again.