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UK News Indoor household visits banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown

00:36  31 july  2020
00:36  31 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors Workers sit amongst empty market stalls in Leeds, northern England on January 6, 2021, on the second day of Britain's national lockdown to combat

eople from different households across swathes of northern England have been banned from meeting each other indoors. It comes as part of “immediate action” The new measures in the north of England come amid fears of rising rates of the virus in the UK and the possibility of a second wave.

Matthew Hancock wearing a suit and tie: Matt Hancock announced the new measures (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire) © Jonathan Brady Matt Hancock announced the new measures (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors from midnight, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

Mr Hancock said “households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules” was a reason for the stricter rules and it was in order to “keep the country safe”.

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People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors Mr Hancock said “ households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules” was a reason for the stricter rules and it was in order to “keep

Millions of people in parts of northern England are now facing new restrictions, banning separate households The rules impact people in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire. The hope is the government has acted quickly enough to suppress the virus with "local

He said: “We take this action with a heavy heart but unfortunately it’s necessary because we’ve seen that households meeting up and a lack of social distancing is one of the causes of this rising rate of coronavirus and we’ll do whatever is necessary to keep the country safe.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham welcomed the measures, which he said would be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Mr Hancock added: “We’re constantly vigilant and we’ve been looking at the data, and unfortunately we’ve seen across parts of northern England an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus.

“So, today, I held a meeting of the Government’s Gold Committee and working with local leaders, including, for instance, Andy Burnham the mayor of Greater Manchester, we’ve decided that we need to take action across Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has banned households in parts of Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire from meeting indoors from midnight tonight. Sir Keir Starmer noted how when Downing Street concluded its daily briefings regarding the virus in June, ministers promised to still hold

Stricter lockdown rules in place as of midnight In parts of Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Health Secretary has announced that people are banned from meeting each other indoors in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire from midnight on Thursday July 30.

“So, from midnight tonight (Friday) we are banning households meeting up indoors.”

The new restrictions apply to the whole of Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire including Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale and parts of West Yorkshire including Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

The same restrictions will also apply to Leicester, which saw the first so-called “local lockdown” imposed on June 29.

Mr Burnham said “by not acting selfishly” the measures could be removed more quickly.

He added: “Over recent days, there has been a marked change in the picture across Greater Manchester with regard to the spread of Covid-19.

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People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and parts of The decision was taken following an increasing rate of transmission in parts of Northern England , Mr Travellers from Italy brought Covid-19 to more than a quarter of the virus -hit countries outside

Nicola Sturgeon says household visits will be banned across Scotland from tomorrow. That restriction is already in operation in the west of Scotland. This is stricter than the rules in England but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was the right stance to take to suppress the spread of the virus .

“We have gone from a falling rate of cases in nearly all of our boroughs last week to a rising rate in nine out of 10 affecting communities across a much wider geography. In Rochdale, the one borough where cases have fallen, they are still too high.

“We have always said that we will remain vigilant and be ready to respond quickly should the need arise. In line with that approach, I have agreed with the Health Secretary that it is right to act on the precautionary principle and introduce modest measures now to bring down the rate of new infections.

“I ask all Greater Manchester residents – young and old alike – to protect each other by observing these new requirements. They will be reviewed weekly, meaning the more we stick to them, the quicker they will be removed.

“This is a place which prides itself on looking out for each other. We now need to be true to that by not acting selfishly and keeping the health of others in mind at all times.”

Reacting to the move on Twitter, Scotland First Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “The UK government is right to act quickly if they think the situation warrants it.

“But this is a sharp reminder that the threat of this virus is still very real.”

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