Asked about the potential for introducing a Tier 4 higher level of restrictions, Raab said introducing further measures is an option.
"But I'm afraid from Thursday the basic message is the same: Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives". Unlike the first complete lockdown in March, schools, colleges and universities will be allowed to stay open.
Johnson says the new measures will begin Thursday and last until December 2.
In Tier 3 of the current system, different households are banned from mixing, pubs and bars are closed, wedding receptions are prohibited, and travel in or out is to be avoided.
An unnamed government official earlier told the Times that month-long restrictions were still under discussion, but if agreed they would be announced by Johnson during a press conference on Monday.
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Pubs and restaurants will close but takeaways will continue.
"Christmas is going to be different this year, perhaps very different. but it's my honest hope and belief that by taking tough action now we can allow families across the country to be together".
Boris Johnson will hold a press conference this afternoon
Government figures show that in the past day, a further 21,915 people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the United Kingdom total to 1,011,660.
He said: "We will get through this but we must act now to contain this autumn's surge".
Lawmakers will then vote on them on Wednesday.
Johnson will chair another Cabinet meeting on Saturday to discuss the latest coronavirus strategy further and will then be joined by England's Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty, and the government's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, for the media briefing later.
England's chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said at the news conference that "there is basically no flawless time (to act), and there are no good solutions". "We are having 40,000-50,000 new identified contaminations each day".
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, said a national lockdown would be "absolutely devastating" for the industry and called for the sector to receive "significant additional help in order to get through this".
Meanwhile, on Friday, newly-released documents from the government's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M-O) revealed England has breached its "reasonable worst-case" scenario for COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions.
"The prime minister's got very, very hard choices to make, and I would encourage all members of the public and MPs to listen extremely carefully to what the prime minister says today and over coming days", Baker added.
"We know the cost of these restrictions - the impact on jobs and livelihoods, and people's mental health".
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