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UK News New lockdown restrictions begin in North East as Lancashire expected to follow

10:15  18 september  2020
10:15  18 september  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

North East lockdown: 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and ban on household mixing

  North East lockdown: 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and ban on household mixing New local restrictions are being introduced in northeast England - including a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and a ban on people mixing with others outside their household. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the measures in a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday morning after the government's talks with North East councils and local MPs.They will come into force from Friday in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham.

People in northeast England will not be able to meet others outside their household from today - as Lancashire is also expected to be placed under tighter restrictions . More than 10 million people across the UK are now in lockdown , after new restrictions in Northumberland, North Tyneside

The Government imposed new restrictions on the areas of Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire Similar restrictions were also announced for Wolverhampton and Oadby & Wigston in the Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Bolton and parts of the North East are also among the areas

a train crossing Tyne Bridge over water: A woman walks near the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle © Getty A woman walks near the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle People in northeast England will not be able to meet others outside their household from today - as Lancashire is also expected to be placed under tighter restrictions.

More than 10 million people across the UK are now in lockdown, after new restrictions in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham began at midnight.

Lancashire expected to be placed under tighter lockdown measures

  Lancashire expected to be placed under tighter lockdown measures Lancashire is to be the latest part of the UK to face strict coronavirus lockdown rules - with drastic new curbs being introduced this weekend, Sky News understands. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told senior MPs from the county that he will announce the clampdown in the morning and the rules will come into force on Saturday.The coronavirus restrictions, similar to those being introduced in North East England, will cover the whole of Lancashire with the exception of two thirds of the seaside resort of Blackpool.

Covid-19 will continue spreading down the North East coast over the next fortnight and outbreaks will continue growing in the Midlands and London, scientists Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted the introduction of new lockdown restrictions in London within days cannot be ruled out in light of

The curve can also increase following a period in which it decreases, as is currently happening in Japan. There, the daily number of people infected started to slow in the middle of March, but has since started to rise New lockdown restrictions begin in north - east as Lancashire expected to follow .

Residents in these areas are banned from socialising with others outside their household or bubble, food and drink venues are restricted to table service only and all leisure and entertainment venues must close at 10pm.

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Other areas under tighter lockdown restrictions include parts of Scotland, south Wales, the northwest of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Drastic new measures could also be announced in Lancashire, northwest England, Sky News understands.

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CORONAVIRUS will continue moving down the north east coast in the coming weeks, with The following areas are more than 75 per cent likely to become a hotspot in the week September 27 to Boris Johnson to hold lockdown talks with Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish leaders this afternoon.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to make an announcement this morning which will outlaw socialising with different households in homes, private gardens, public parks, restaurants, and pub beer gardens.

People will be urged to only use public transport for essential trips - but the rules are not expected to include a complete ban on mixing with other households or a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs.

Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past an electronic billboard displaying a UK Government advert advising the public to take precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, in Newcastle city centre, north-east England, on September 17, 2020. - The British government on Thursday announced new restrictions for northeast England, the latest region to see a surge in coronavirus cases as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of a Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past an electronic billboard displaying a UK Government advert advising the public to take precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, in Newcastle city centre, north-east England, on September 17, 2020. - The British government on Thursday announced new restrictions for northeast England, the latest region to see a surge in coronavirus cases as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of a "second hump" in nationwide transmission. Residents in the northeast, which includes the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland, will no longer be allowed to socialise outside their own homes or support bubble from Friday onwards. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) This will apply in the boroughs of Preston, Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Ribble Valley, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn, and Rossendale.

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  What national lockdown options are the Cabinet likely to consider? The Prime Minister is rumoured to be preparing to unveil further national lockdown measures on Tuesday.The Government has already imposed a host of local lockdown stipulations on large stretches of England, including the North East, the majority of Lancashire, and parts of the Midlands, as part of attempts to control outbreaks.

The restrictions expected to be announced include early pub closing and a return to working from The Government has been keen to avoid a second UK lockdown , but the Prime Minister recognises that A pilot of the Moonshot Covid-19 testing programme will begin in October despite Government

Follow The Sun. Now Mr Khan said officials must extend the latest Covid crackdowns on hotspots in the north - east and west to cover the capital too. It's a rise of 33 per cent in seven days - faster than the north east , which last week was hit by tougher restrictions to control the spread of the virus.

However, two-thirds of the seaside resort of Blackpool will not face the tougher restrictions.

The county has just seen its largest daily rise in new cases so far, recording 250 further infections on Thursday.

Meanwhile, there are also reports Merseyside and Leeds could be the next to be placed under similar restrictions.

Coronavirus cases have been rising across the UK, with a further 3,395 confirmed infections and 21 deaths reported on Thursday.

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Addressing the further restrictions in the North East, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there had been "concerning rates of infection".

"We agree with the local councils that we must follow the data and act and the data says that we must act now so that we can control the virus and keep people safe," he said.

"And I know that the people of the North East will come together to beat this virus, as defeat it we must."

According to Sky News data, the two-week coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 in the seven local authority areas facing new restrictions are:

  • Sunderland: 155.7
  • South Tyneside: 155.1
  • Gateshead: 139.7
  • Newcastle 116.3
  • North Tyneside: 85
  • County Durham: 70.2
  • Northumberland: 47.1

On Thursday morning, health minister Edward Argar told Sky News: "In the North East we are seeing a spike in infections. It is exactly what we have seen in the North West.

"We monitor that rate. Where we need to, we step in and take action."

Mr Argar said, in northwest England, the rise in infections was due to people not adhering to social distancing rules with different households meeting up in close proximity.

He added: "Obviously a night-time economy can fuel that when people have been to the pub, people have been out late into the evening.

"That's one of the ways in which that transmission can increase."

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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