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World Coronavirus: Evening update

20:51  19 october  2020
20:51  19 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Coronavirus: Evening update

  Coronavirus: Evening update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday evening. We'll have another update for you on Saturday. 1. Financial support for firms forced to shutThe chancellor has been announcing the latest plans to help UK businesses. Rishi Sunak said that from next month, people who work for firms forced to shut because of coronavirus restrictions will have two-thirds of their wages paid for by the government. It could cost hundreds of millions of pounds to run the six-month programme. It's an extension of the Job Support Scheme.

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1. Wales to go into national lockdown

Wales will go into a "short, sharp" lockdown starting at 18:00 BST on Friday evening until Monday 9 November, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Everyone will be told to stay at home, while pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops will shut. Gatherings indoors and outdoors with people not in your household will also be banned. For more detail about what the lockdown will mean, head here.

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2. 'No agreement' over Greater Manchester deal

A meeting between government ministers and Greater Manchester leaders ended "abruptly" with no agreement over introducing tighter restrictions in the region, a source has said. Local leaders want better financial support before agreeing to a move to the top tier of rules, which would force some businesses to close. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government is "working hard" to reach a deal. He also said further talks this week are planned with the leaders of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, the North East and Teesside to discuss stepping up action. Look up the regulations in your area.

Victoria records more 12 cases of coronavirus, one death

  Victoria records more 12 cases of coronavirus, one death Victoria has recorded 12 more cases of coronavirus in the past day and one more death. © Justin McManus The Age, News, 10/09/2020 picture Justin McManus. The Premier, Daniel Andrews 100th consecutive press conference on coronavirus. The numbers bring Victoria's 14-day average to 10.4.Melbourne cannot reach its target to take the next step out of lockdown, but some restrictions will be eased next Monday.The decision has frustrated retailers, who argue they should be allowed to open.

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3. Bolton MP in hospital after positive test

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi is in hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for Covid-19. Ms Qureshi, 57, who represents Bolton South East, said that after 10 days of feeling unwell, she became "much worse" and was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Saturday. She has been one of the Greater Manchester MPs arguing against tier three restrictions being imposed in the region.

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4. Belgium facing 'tsunami' of cases

Belgium could soon be overwhelmed by new coronavirus infections, the health minister has warned, amid soaring case numbers across the country. Frank Vandenbroucke said new cases were close to a "tsunami" where authorities "no longer control what is happening". Belgium is among a number of European countries to introduce new restrictions, with infection numbers climbing across the continent.

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

  London to move into Tier 2 lockdown - millions to be banned from mixing 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. © 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.

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5. Tattoo artist makes living as a painter

A Cumbrian tattoo artist swapped his inks for oil paints to help him make a living during the national lockdown earlier this year. Anthony Pullin, from Carlisle, returned to the tattoo parlour when it reopened, but after having more than 50 artworks commissioned, he is continuing to make time for painting.

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'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester

  'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says he will keep to the law and "accept" Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions for Greater Manchester if the government imposes them. The region's mayor told Sky News it was ministers' "prerogative" to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.He and other local leaders have been given until midday today to reach an agreement on moving three million people into England's highest band of coronavirus controls.

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'We're facing a war': Italy's frontline doctors fear losing control as cases mount .
Watching Dr Silvana Di Florio ready herself to enter an intensive care ward where every bed currently set aside for COVID-19 patients is already full reminds you of the seriousness of the virus. With the help of another staff member she layers herself in protective clothing; a mask, overalls, and then a vast hood with a clear visor, looking other-worldly to the untrained eye.She is the head of ICU nursing at the Tor Vergata Hospital in Rome and is feeling the intense pressure of a second wave of COVID.

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