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World Coronavirus: Morning update

10:20  26 october  2020
10:20  26 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Tiered lockdowns are reviving the north-south divide

  Tiered lockdowns are reviving the north-south divide The North has become the epicentre of England's second wave of coronavirus, with the toughest restrictions imposed in some areas. Sky News political editor Beth Rigby has spent this week touring the towns and cities in the North where tiered lockdowns have shattered normal life for millions of people.Walk into the centre of Bradford and the impact of COVID-19 on this city in West Yorkshire is plain to see.

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1. Meals row rumbles on

The government is continuing to insist it will not bow to pressure, including from some Conservative MPs, to fund free meals for school children in England over half-term. More than 800,000 people have signed a petition, started by footballer Marcus Rashford, calling for provision to continue. Some local councils have promised to supply meal vouchers and, thanks to Rashford, scores of pubs, cafes and restaurants have also offered free food. However, Labour says a postcode lottery means many will lose out. One woman, Danielle, told the BBC what holiday hunger felt like for her as a child.

'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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2. 'Generation Covid' bearing the brunt

People aged 16 to 25 are more than twice as likely as older workers to have lost their job during this time BBC Panorama has found. Research seen by the programme also suggests the education gap between privileged and disadvantaged young people has widened further. Elsewhere, a report suggests deserted high streets caused by local lockdowns and home working are taking a toll on the number of job vacancies.

a man standing in front of a book shelf: Roberta, aged 16, says it has been a struggle to keep up with her peers from privately educated backgrounds © BBC Roberta, aged 16, says it has been a struggle to keep up with her peers from privately educated backgrounds   Coronavirus: Morning update © BBC

3. Bradford outbreak

Covid-19 has swept through three streets in southern Bradford, causing at least two deaths this month and leaving others seriously ill in hospital. Although it can't be proven, there's a strong feeling in the area that Eat Out To Help Out in August was the moment when people let their guard down. In his latest diary instalment for the BBC, Dr John Wright, of Bradford Royal Infirmary, explains the situation and how a neighbourhood testing scheme is trying to control it.

Europe’s new Covid-19 wave, explained

  Europe’s new Covid-19 wave, explained Some countries with the fastest-spiraling outbreaks may soon have to go back into lockdown.There are curfews across England and France, limits on drinking in the Czech Republic and Belgium, and stricter mask requirements in Italy and Switzerland.

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a man that is standing in the grass: Abdul Majid's father is in intensive care with Covid-19 and his uncle died earlier this month © BBC Abdul Majid's father is in intensive care with Covid-19 and his uncle died earlier this month   Coronavirus: Morning update © BBC

4. 'Grit our teeth'

Tough new coronavirus measures are being introduced in Italy and Spain. Madrid has declared a national state of emergency and imposed a night-time curfew country-wide. Restrictions have also been imposed on travel between regions. In Italy, bars and restaurants will close for table service at 6pm, and gyms, cinemas and theatres will shut. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the nation he hoped that "by gritting our teeth" for a month "we'll be able to breathe again in December." Case numbers, hospital admissions and deaths have been increasing across Europe - see our global tracker for more.

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5. Oliviers' message of hope

It's a hugely difficult time for theatres and others arts venues, but at Sunday night's Olivier Awards, some of the biggest stars of the stage tried to encourage those working in the industry to stay positive. Fleabag's Andrew Scott urged them to "keep the faith" as he accepted his best actor trophy by video link. Another winner, director Marianne Elliott, said the event must remind everyone "what theatre is, what it can do, and how it can touch hearts, minds and souls".

Greater Manchester leaders told 'door is open' for further talks on Tier 3 support

  Greater Manchester leaders told 'door is open' for further talks on Tier 3 support Local leaders in Greater Manchester have been told that the "door is open" for further talks, despite the prime minister imposing Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions on the region. Boris Johnson announced that tougher COVID-19 restrictions will be introduced in Greater Manchester from Friday.Moving into Tier 3 means pubs and bars in Greater Manchester will be closed, unless they serve substantial meals, while betting shops, casinos, bingo halls, adult gaming centres and soft play areas will also shut.

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Andrew Scott et al. standing in a room: Andrew Scott said a sense of humour had helped many in the theatre world get through this period © ITV Studios/Society of London Theatre Andrew Scott said a sense of humour had helped many in the theatre world get through this period

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