Several London MPs said Freedom The health secretary confirmed the move – during a telephone briefing today – would force pubs and restaurants to close without acceptance and distribution.
It is understood it will take effect a minute after midnight on Wednesday morning and will also affect parts of neighboring Essex and Hertfordshire.
Mr Hancock is scheduled to address lawmakers at 3:30 pm today before taking questions from the media at a news conference on 10 Downing Street.
Ealing MP Rupa Haque said the health secretary had promised a weekly review of the limitation level by the first of December.
After falling behind the numbers in the Midlands and the North during the autumn, coronavirus cases have risen in every area of London in recent weeks, with hospitalizations in the capital reaching their highest level since April.
The latest data released on Sunday shows that coronavirus rates in every local authority area of London have risen from seven days to 9 December compared to the previous week.
The city of Havering has the highest rate, with 1,314 new cases recorded in seven days from December 9 – the equivalent of 506.3 cases per 100,000 people, up from 321 in the previous week.
With Waltham Forest at 385, Redbridge had a rate of 398 per 100,000 people.