London,, Sept. 22 -- (Hindustan Times) -- Rattled by a surge of new Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday outlined more restrictions short of a full lockdown that would perhaps last for six months, insisting that his government is "acting on the principle of a stitch in time saves nine."

Presenting new data in the House of Commons, Johnson said that in the last fortnight, hospital admissions in England had more than doubled, adding that new cases are growing fastest among those aged 20-29.

The cumulative figure of cases in the UK on Tuesday crossed 4 lakhs, with nearly 42,000 deaths based on incidence in hospitals and care homes.

The government, Johnson said, would use the military, if need be, to enforce the new rest...