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World Millions in England likely to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

13:50  15 october  2020
13:50  15 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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England 's new three-tier system can both control the virus and prevent economic harm, Boris A new three-tier system of regional Covid - 19 restrictions in England "is the right way forward", Boris The JBC recommendations will not necessarily be enforced and discussions are likely to continue Most of the country is in the lowest tier - medium - but millions of people in the North and the Midlands are

The rule of six only continues outdoors. Most areas of England which are already subject to local restrictions will be placed in Tier Two - although Even tougher rules in the central belt. Because of higher levels of Covid infection, 3.4 million people in central Scotland are subject to tougher

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government to move the city of 9 million people to a higher level of coronavirus restrictions later Thursday as infection rates rise throughout the capital.

People walk down the steps of the main entrance of Waterloo train station, at which point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © Provided by Associated Press People walk down the steps of the main entrance of Waterloo train station, at which point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) People walk down the steps of the main entrance of Waterloo train station at which point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © Provided by Associated Press People walk down the steps of the main entrance of Waterloo train station at which point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Khan told the London Assembly that talks were continuing but he expected authorities to move London into the second of three risk categories based on “expert public health and scientific advice” about what is needed to save lives.

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Covid restrictions are to be further tightened in parts of England early next week, with the closure of pubs and restaurants a possibility in the worst-affected areas, the BBC has been told. A formal announcement is not likely to come until Monday, according to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

A total of 22 million people in England are expected to be covered by the top two tiers after Tuesday. Toughest rules to be applied for month before being reviewed but ministers warn they could last How England breaks down in new COVID tiers. Tier three - very high risk. Liverpool City Region.

People walk down the steps of the main entrance of Waterloo train station, at which point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © Provided by Associated Press People walk down the steps of the main entrance of Waterloo train station, at which point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Khan has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeking details about what assistance would be provided to businesses and individuals affected by such a move.


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Wales is to ban travel from Covid hotspots in the UK, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Ten more people have died with coronavirus Boris Johnson has defended a new three-tier system of regional Covid - 19 restrictions in England as "the right way forward" when challenged

The current Covid - 19 infection rate in Leeds is 422 cases per 100,000 people, with positive cases in hospitals doubling in a week. High alert restrictions include different households not being allowed to mix indoors but able to meet outdoors, as long as there are no more than six people.

“Nobody wants to see more restrictions,'' Khan said. “But this is deemed to be necessary in order to protect Londoners lives by myself, London council leaders and by ministers.”

The move comes as millions of people in northern England are waiting to find out whether they will be placed under the government’s tightest COVID-19 restrictions.

The mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, with 2.8 million people, says he expects to meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s team on Thursday for talks on whether the region will be classified as a “high risk” area. That is the highest risk category in the government’s new three-tier regional COVID-19 strategy and would require restrictions such as closing bars and banning social gatherings outside one’s own home.

People wearing face masks to try to curb the spread of coronavirus walk past an image for © Provided by Associated Press People wearing face masks to try to curb the spread of coronavirus walk past an image for "Back to the Future the Musical" on a shutter outside the Adelphi Theatre in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions later Thursday. The move comes as infection rates in the capital are rising.  Khan says the city will soon reach an average of 100 cases per 100,000, a level some boroughs have already surpassed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The government has said it is also talking with leaders of other parts of northern England where COVID-19 infection rates are higher than other parts of the country.

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