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 to face ban on indoor household mixing as Greater Manchester and Lancashire expected to head into Sadiq Khan calls for short national lockdown as he confirms London moving to tier 2 . He says moving to tier 2 would stop households mixing indoors . No one wants to see this, but it is

London will be moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday, putting around nine million people under new, tighter restrictions. Rates are nudging towards the 100 per 100,000 trigger point and there will now be a ban on different households meeting indoors .

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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London will enter lockdown as 'one city': Sadiq Khan says Tier Two restrictions banning different households from Different households are not allowed to meet indoors . Face coverings are to be worn in areas where mandated Downing Street has not ruled out moving London into Tier Two .

No 10 also set to extend tier 3 lockdown measures to Greater Manchester as cases rise. London will be placed in high risk coronavirus restrictions from Friday night as infection rates in the Burnham has been resistant to moving his region into the “very high” risk category, which would mean the

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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Tier Two measures mean households cannot mix in any indoor settings, although outdoors will be permitted. A total of 22 million people in London is not expected to be in Tier Two immediately, but spokeswoman for Sadiq Khan warned that could happen 'this week' after a conference call with

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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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