: 5 Jan 2021,

8:09

BRITS took to social media last night as they desperately tried to see the funny side of the new national lockdown.

Memes flooded the internet after Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all schools and non-essential shops

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Joe Exotic is currently serving 22 years in jail - but some believe he will be free sooner than Britain

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Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown

One user joked Boris Johnson would still be trying to beat the virus in 2035

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Pupils will not be back in school until at least February 15 but some fear it could be longer

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The PM urged Brits to follow the third nationwide lockdown immediately, and once again put Brits under effective house

arrest - resurrecting the 'Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives slogan'.

He also said people will only be allowed out of their homes to buy essential food and medicine supplies, attend medical appointments, exercise, work if it is critical and cannot be done from home and to provide care for a vulnerable person.

Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown

Fortunately, many online have taken the sting out of the tough new measures, pondering how they will have aged when measures come to an end and fearing their latest lockdown haircut.

One person even suggested Joe Exotic - who is currently serving a 22 year jail term - will be free sooner than Britain.

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "Prepping myself for another UK lockdown. Maybe a third time lucky...people might listen, the virus might go away.

"Who knows anymore. I'm just tired of it all. I miss hugs."

Another joked: "Yeah, but...no..but #lockdown number three."

Someone else commented: "Tier 16 will fight against Tier 39 for the chance to visit Aldi in Tier 4."

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Matt Hancock was seen 'giving it up for lockdown #3' in one Tweet

Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown

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One user prepares fo

Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown
Brits take to social media to see the funny side in the face of a new lockdown