The announcement of so-called 'local lockdown' measures for the North East has met with a largely negative response on social media, with the Twitter hashtag #NorthEastLockdown filled with withering takes on the news.

Some were critical of the lack of detail in the announcement.


Others said the measures that were announced did not go far enough.


And some foresee problems with the 10pm pub curfew.

There was some confusion over why some areas were included but not others.

But some supported the measures.

And a few found humour in the situation.