•   
  •   

UK News The Latest: Liverpool to be placed under tight restrictions

12:45  12 october  2020
12:45  12 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK?

  What are the latest coronavirus rules across the four nations of the UK? The four nations of the UK have each imposed their own rules aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.Rules aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 have been brought in and updated across the four nations of the UK over the last few months.

The Liverpool City Region is expected to face the tightest restrictions under a new "three tier" system. New local lockdown rules for England are due to be announced later . In a tweet, Mr Rotherham said the government has " been clear from the start" that it plans to place the Liverpool

Liverpool 's Joe Anderson tweeted his fury as local leaders in Manchester said they would mount a legal Tier two restrictions are expected to be similar to rules currently in place in Middlesbrough and It's all come too late .' Mr Johnson's plans were also savaged by the leader of Bolton Council

LONDON — The mayor of Liverpool says his city will be placed under the most stringent level of restrictions in a new three-tier system of measures to slow the transmission of the coronavirus in England.

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride bicycle during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across the globe with ever rising death toll. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride bicycle during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across the globe with ever rising death toll. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The system is due to be announced later Monday. But Steve Rotheram, mayor of the greater Liverpool region in northwest England, says local officials have not yet agreed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on what the exact restrictions will be.

Five Greek islands removed from quarantine list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  Five Greek islands removed from quarantine list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland Travellers returning from the Greek islands of Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos will no longer need to self-isolate. The relaxed measures will apply to people arriving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - but Scotland is yet to confirm whether it will follow suit.It follows a drop in new coronavirus infections in the popular tourist destinations, and will come into effect at 4am on Saturday.

Liverpool will face tough new coronavirus measures as part of a three-tired system of restrictions in England, ITV News understands. It is also believed that Manchester, which had been slated for similar tougher measures, will not be placed in the top tier. It comes as leaders in northern England

"These new measures will have a catastrophic impact on late night businesses, and are exacerbated further by an He said systematic closure of businesses had to be challenged "when there is no clear evidence or reason". The Liverpool City Region is expected to face the tightest restrictions under a

Businesses including gyms and pubs are expected to be shut, but restaurants are lobbying to be allowed to remain open. Rotheram said cities also wanted to know what the exit strategy would be from the measures, which are set to be reviewed after a month.

Under the new measures, areas of England will be classed as at medium, high or very high risk and placed under restrictions of varying severity.

Indonesian women wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak walk on a pedestrian street in Jakarta Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) © Provided by Associated Press Indonesian women wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak walk on a pedestrian street in Jakarta Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

After falling in the summer, coronavirus cases are on the rise in the U.K. as winter approaches. Liverpool has one of the country’s highest levels of infection, with more than 600 cases per 100,000 people.

Millions could be banned from socialising under new coronavirus restrictions

  Millions could be banned from socialising under new coronavirus restrictions Millions of people could be banned from mixing inside and outside and thousands of pubs might be forced to close under new coronavirus restrictions. © Getty Police officers are seen on horseback as people enjoyed a night out in Liverpool before expected tougher restrictions Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to outline a new three-tiered system of restrictions on Monday, with measures expected to force pubs and restaurants to shut across the north of England.

Covid restrictions are to be further tightened in parts of England early next week, with the Under the system, different parts of the country would be placed in different categories - although ministers are Liverpool , Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne have the highest infection rates in the country.

The Liverpool City Region is expected to become the first tier 3 area, with the likely closure of pubs, gyms and casinos, but others could follow. New local lockdown rules in England to be unveiled. The Liverpool City Region is set to face the tightest Covid restrictions under a new "three tier" system.

___

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Supreme Court nominee Barrett faces Senate despite virus

— Trump insists he’s free of virus, ready for campaign trail

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak walk on a pedestrian street in Jakarta Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) © Provided by Associated Press People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak walk on a pedestrian street in Jakarta Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

— COVID-19 coverage safety net has plenty of holes in U.S.

— DC charters lead the way on in-school teaching experiment

___

— Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at http://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak

___

HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s prime minister and most of his Cabinet have tested negative for the coronavirus, but other government members are still in isolation after the science minister tested positive.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s office announced after midnight Sunday that he and all members of his government had gone into isolation and were being tested because they had attended a Cabinet meeting last Thursday.

Confusion as bars that serve 'substantial' meals spared shutdown

  Confusion as bars that serve 'substantial' meals spared shutdown In legislation relating to areas in the 'very high' tier, clarity is given as to what constitutes a meal in a pub (pictured, in Liverpool) in England.In legislation relating to areas in the 'very high' tier, clarity is given as to what constitutes a meal in a pub.

Under the system, different parts of the country would be placed in different categories - although Midlands MPs have been briefed by health ministers and chief medical officer Chris Whitty about the latest Nottingham, Knowsley, Liverpool , Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne have the highest There are already tighter restrictions in parts of the North East and North West of England

Some places have had rules change several times over just a couple of days. Others have managed to escape, only being under the national guidelines. I asked one person at a council up here when and how they'd heard about the latest restrictions . When the government press release came out, was

A man wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk at pier of Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) © Provided by Associated Press A man wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk at pier of Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Only the foreign minister and environment minister were still in isolation and awaiting test results on Monday morning, the prime minister’s office said.

The planning minister and labor minister were due to remain in isolation despite testing negative because they sat next to Science Minister Manuel Heitor at the Cabinet meeting.

Factory workers wearing protective face masks and shields cross a road as they go to work in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar government allowed Monday to resume Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) factories, workplaces and SMEs that meet © Provided by Associated Press Factory workers wearing protective face masks and shields cross a road as they go to work in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar government allowed Monday to resume Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) factories, workplaces and SMEs that meet "A-level" practices in COVID-19 containment measures by authorities even though higher numbers of positive cases found daily. Myanmar reached over 20,000 confirmed cases and more than 600 death with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

___

Pub bosses say 200,000 London workers will lose jobs this weekend

  Pub bosses say 200,000 London workers will lose jobs this weekend As London prepares to move into Tier 2 at midnight tonight Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality has warned the lack of sector-specific funding could be 'catastrophic', causing major job losses.Last night revellers descended onto London's streets to enjoy the final night out before the capital is plunged into the tighter lockdown restrictions, announced yesterday by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

However, there is a change from the first wave in March/April because this time, thanks to testing, the big regional and city/countryside variations are clear to see. Increasingly the epidemic is seen as an urban phenomenon. This means that the government's response is not - and is unlikely ever to be

Liverpool , Warrington, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool are the latest areas of England to be subject to tougher rules on how and where friends and family Pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the Derry and Strabane council areas of Northern Ireland are also to be placed under new restrictions to try

ROME — Scientific advisers to the Italian government have modified Italy’s coronavirus quarantine rules, reducing to 10 days the 14-day minimum quarantine for people who test positive or have come into contact with someone who tested positive.

Factory workers wearing protective face masks go to their work in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar government allowed Monday to resume Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) factories, workplaces and SMEs that meet © Provided by Associated Press Factory workers wearing protective face masks go to their work in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar government allowed Monday to resume Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) factories, workplaces and SMEs that meet "A-level" practices in COVID-19 containment measures by authorities even though higher numbers of positive cases found daily. Myanmar reached over 20,000 confirmed cases and more than 600 death with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

The shift, which follows reductions taken by other European countries, was an acknowledgement of the impracticability of asking tens of thousands of people to remain isolated for two weeks as a precaution, even as infections are rising sharply. In addition, in a bid to reduce pressure on Italy’s overwhelmed laboratories, the advisers also decided that only one negative test is required to get out of quarantine, rather than two.

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cross a road in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) © Provided by Associated Press People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cross a road in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The scientific committee issued revised guidelines late Sunday as Italy is seeing a surge in new infections, averaging more than 5,000 a day. While still far fewer than the daily increases in Spain, France or Britain, Italy’s surge is prompting the government to consider new restrictions.

London's streets empty on day one of new Tier 2 lockdown

  London's streets empty on day one of new Tier 2 lockdown Restaurants in Covent Garden which would normally be busy with visitors lie empty due new restrictions brought in to stop the rise in coronavirus cases.Restaurants in Covent Garden which would normally be busy with visitors lay empty this afternoon due new restrictions brought in to stop the rise in coronavirus cases - as it was revealed revenue had fallen by 85 per cent.

According to Italian news reports, they could include nighttime curfews for bars, restrictions on drinking outside bar venues and limitations on the size of parties and other social gatherings. Public health authorities say three quarters of Italy’s current active clusters were spread within families.

___

BEIJIJNG — China’s government says all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao will be tested for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found.

The announcement Monday broke a string of weeks without any locally transmitted infections reported in China.

The National Health Commission said authorities were investigating the source of the infections found in eight patients at Qingdao’s Municipal Chest Hospital and one family member. The commission said the whole city will be tested within five days.

China, where the pandemic began in December, has reported 4,634 deaths and 85,578 cases, plus nine suspected cases that have yet to be confirmed.

The last reported virus transmissions within China were four patients found on Aug. 15 in the northwestern city of Urumqi in the far western Xinjiang region. All the cases reported since then were in travelers from outside the mainland.

___

NEW DELHI — India has reported 66,732 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to more than 7.1 million.

The Health Ministry on Monday also reported 816 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 109,150.

India is second in the world in number of infections, behind only the U.S., which has reported more than 7.7 million cases.

Pubs curfew should be brought forward to 6pm says Jonathan Van-Tam

  Pubs curfew should be brought forward to 6pm says Jonathan Van-Tam Revellers sat outside the numerous bars and pubs in central London's Soho in an effort to get round new curbs putting a stop to multiple households meeting indoors.Professor Jonathan Van-Tam admitted there was little evidence supporting the benefits of a 10pm curfew and said he would prefer a closing time of 6pm instead as he spoke to Greater Manchester MPs during a virtual meeting regarding the city's refusal to enter Tier 3 restrictions.

Maharashtra in the south continues to be the worst-hit Indian state, with over 1.5 million cases. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the next four worst-hit states, followed by the Indian capital, New Delhi, according to the Health Ministry.

India has seen the spread of the virus slow down since mid-September, when daily infections touched a record high of 97,894 cases. It’s averaging more than 70,000 cases daily so far this month.

___

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Authorities in Indonesia’s capital have moved to ease coronavirus restrictions despite a surge in cases nationwide.

Jakarta previously imposed large-scale social restrictions from April to June, then eased them gradually. The city reimposed strict restrictions last month as the virus spread significantly and overwhelmed its health system.

Jakarta Gov. Anies Baswedan said Sunday that his administration decided to ease restrictions beginning Monday as the increase in infections had stabilized.

He said people can return to offices with limits on employee numbers, while transport services will run at half capacity. Cinemas, gyms and tourism sites can reopen at a maximum 25% of capacity.

___

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 97 new cases of the coronavirus, a modest uptick from the daily levels reported last week, just as officials ease social distancing restrictions after concluding that transmissions have slowed following a resurgence in mid-August.

The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency Monday brought the national caseload to 24,703, including 433 deaths.

Sixty-three of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, home to half of the country’s 51 million people, where health workers have struggled to track infections tied to various places and groups, including churches, hospitals, schools, workers and troops.

'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.

Twenty-nine of the new cases were linked to international arrivals, including 13 passengers from Nepal, most of whom who came to South Korea for a Korean language program.

South Korea relaxed its social distancing guidelines beginning Monday, allowing high-risk businesses like nightclubs and karaoke bars to open as long as they employ preventive measures, such as requiring masks and keeping lists of visitors.

Spectators will also be re-allowed in professional sports, although teams will be initially allowed to only sell 30% of their seats in stadiums.

___

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A “database extract error” resulted in an incorrect inflation of the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Missouri going back over several days, Missouri health officials said Sunday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said in a news release that it is in the process of migrating all COVID-19 testing and case data into one new consolidated system. Missouri incorrectly reported Saturday on its coronavirus website more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, more than double the previous single-day record. The agency said Sunday it is working urgently to resolve the issue and will update its website with the correct numbers once that is done. It said the problems with the data were limited to cumulative reporting on its Show Me Strong Covid-19 Public Health Dashboard.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The number of people hospitalized in Arkansas with the coronavirus hit a record-high on Sunday of 576. The Arkansas Department of Health said the number of people hospitalized rose by 22. Hospitalizations from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, reached records levels Tuesday through Friday before dropping by six on Saturday. The health department on Sunday reported 613 new cases for a total of 92,833 confirmed and probable cases. With 17 more deaths, the number of confirmed and probable deaths in the state so far rose to 1,569. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNN on Sunday that he was concerned about the increase in hospitalizations. “Right now, we do have capacity,” Hutchinson said, adding that they’re “watching it very carefully and taking it seriously.”

___

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor says he will be in isolation after a member of his security detail who drove with his family tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday that he and his family feel fine and have tested negative for the virus. Beshear’s wife and their two children also will stay isolated.

The governor has stressed the importance of following the advice of health experts to limit the virus’s spread and says that by going into isolation he will be “walking the walk, not just talking the talk.”

Beshear says his family was not in contact with anyone else following the exposure. He says that his family and the state police trooper who accompanied his family all wore facial coverings.

___

MIAMI — Florida officials have reported the state’s biggest one-day total of confirmed coronavirus cases since late August, a day after not releasing any pandemic data because of a problem with a private testing laboratory.

The Florida Department of Health said Sunday there were 3,700 new cases in the previous 24 hours and 1,790 for the day before that. It said there were 180 COVID-19 over both days.

Health officials say they received 400,000 previously reported test results late Friday from Helix Laboratory, which prevented them from processing and releasing the daily data report Saturday. Epidemiologists needed to verify results to make sure cases weren’t counted more than once.

Florida has reported 734,491 known cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and 15,552 deaths.

'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.

usr: 0
This is interesting!