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World London to move into Tier 2 lockdown - millions to be banned from mixing indoors

12:50  15 october  2020
12:50  15 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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London will face Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from Saturday, with the capital's mayor warning that the virus is "spreading rapidly in every corner of our Moving to the "high" alert warning means millions of people in London will be banned from meeting people from other households indoors , whether

London expected to move from "medium" to "high" alert restrictions from 12 am on Saturday under the new tiered system announced by Prime Minister Boris Millions of people will be banned from mixing indoors , with London due to be placed under tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions from this weekend.

London will face Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from Saturday.

It means millions in the capital will be banned from meeting people from other households indoors, whether that's in their home or in a pub.

Londoners have also been advised to avoid public transport and reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.

People walk during the morning rush hour in the Canary Wharf amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London Britain, October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay © Thomson Reuters People walk during the morning rush hour in the Canary Wharf amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London Britain, October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The move comes after health minister Helen Whately held a call with London MPs this morning to inform them of the decision.

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Around 9 million Londoners are among eight areas banned from meeting indoors from midnight on The other seven places which have been moved up into the second tier are Barrow and Furness This means those living in these areas will be banned from mixing with other households indoors

London could be plunged into tier two lockdown THIS WEEK: Sadiq Khan warns capital's nine million people they face Tier Two move within DAYS that will see them banning them from mixing together indoors . London 's 9 million residents are to be told they cannot mix households indoors

On Tuesday, London's mayor Sadiq Khan told Sky News that further restrictions were "inevitable" as hospital admissions and infection rates were "going in the wrong direction".

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He also wrote to the prime minister, telling him: "None of us want more restrictions in London but given the increase in infection rates and the lack of testing we have little choice."

The London-wide average infection rate was 78 new cases per 100,000 people in the week to 9 October.

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LONDON will be hit with higher Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions to fight the invisible killer disease from midnight on Friday after new figures show 12 boroughs have Moving from "medium" up to "high" will see the nine million people living in the capital banned from mixing with other households indoors

Different households will be banned from meeting indoors as people are urged to reduce number of journeys they make. London will be moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from 12.01 am on Saturday, putting around nine million people What are high level/ Tier 2 lockdown restrictions?

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However, it varies widely across boroughs. Ealing had the highest rate at 119 new cases, while Bexley had 51.6.

That is still much lower than the infection rate in many parts of northern England, such as the Liverpool area, which is under the most severe Tier Three restrictions.

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Stay alert to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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