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US News Covid-19: in the United Kingdom, variable geometry restrictions

04:10  24 october  2020
04:10  24 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Virus: Europe tightens its restrictions, measures expected in France

 Virus: Europe tightens its restrictions, measures expected in France © Provided by Le Point Faced with the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, European countries further tightened their protection measures on Wednesday, with strong restrictions introduced in Northern Ireland, Catalonia and the Netherlands, and a new turn of the screw expected in France. Northern Ireland has announced the most restrictive measures in the UK for a month, as pressure increases on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take similar decisions in England.

The COVID - 19 pandemic in the United Kingdom is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

We have consolidated publication of COVID - 19 testing statistics to make it easier to find the latest data. Statistics on deaths and COVID - 19 cases are published daily on the coronavirus in the UK dashboard. Detailed information on tests and testing capacity is published weekly in the weekly Test and Trace

Le Pays de Galles a imposé ce vendredi un confinement de 17 jours à ses habitants. Ici à Tenby. © REUTERS / Rebecca Naden Wales imposed 17-day confinement on its inhabitants on Friday. Here in Tenby.

Confined to a block on March 23 during the first wave, the United Kingdom this time favored a localized approach. Millions of Britons are therefore now facing toughened but different restrictions. These efforts to try to stem a second wave of coronavirus have met with some weariness.

With our correspondent in London, Muriel Delcroix

The United Kingdom approaches this new regime in a completely dispersed order, at the risk of sowing confusion and frustration among its population. In England, the government of Boris Johnson, under pressure from his Minister of the Economy, is doing everything to avoid a general lockdown. He therefore decided to place some 29 million residents under restrictions at high or very high alert levels.

The latest Covid figures show a "worrying" spread to the elderly

 The latest Covid figures show a © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread "from the youngest to the oldest", observes this Friday, October 16 Public health France, deeming this development "very worrying", while the times for screening tests tend to improve. People aged 15 to 44 are still the most affected, with 278 new cases of contamination per 100,000 inhabitants, against 180 per 100,000 on average for all age groups, according to its latest epidemiological bulletin which covers data.

GOV.UKCoronavirus ( COVID - 19 ) in the UK . We are launching a new version of the dashboard. The data that is visualised in the chart is that which is tabulated under the "Data" tab. The tables do not include the rolling average metric (where the metric is included).Charts in the current ( UK Summary)

Johnson said the United Kingdom 's devolved administrations were taking similar steps to those he announced. Several areas in Britain are Whitty warned the UK is expected to see a rise in deaths from COVID - 19 , in line with the recent rise in cases and hospitalisations, as seen in other countries.

And this is sometimes done in pain, especially in the north-west, which is currently very affected. Manchester was forcibly placed on high alert at the weekend after several days of tug-of-war between Westminster and local communities who wanted more cash.

Three million Welsh confined

Scotland has opted for an alert system that has five steps, from level 0, the closest to normal, to level 4 where all non-essential businesses will have to close. His authorities are already warning the Scots that they will not have a normal Christmas.

For its part, Northern Ireland closed pubs and restaurants for a month in mid-October and decided to extend the school holidays. But it was Wales that went the furthest, forcing its 3 million people to stay in their homes for 17 days from Friday. Every British nation says it believes it made the best choice, but this split-off approach bodes well for uncertain results.

Covid-19: defense council at the Elysee Palace, new restrictions possible from this weekend .
The curfew probably advanced to 7 p.m. © Provided by Franceinfo The new restrictions against the Covid-19 could come into force as of this weekend, Franceinfo has learned, while the President of the Republic meets Tuesday, October 27 in the morning at the Élysée an council defense health bringing together the ministers on the front line, Olivier Véran, Bruno the Mayor, Gerald Darmanin, as well as the health authorities.

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