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Sir Keir Starmer has in point of fact helpful the Prime Minister to implement a two to just a few week “circuit breaker” lockdown in England to stem the rising tide of coronavirus infections.

In a vital intervention, the Labour chief talked about the Authorities didn’t luxuriate in a “credible notion” to slack infection, they had “misplaced adjust” of the virus and had been no longer following scientific advice.

It came 24 hours after Boris Johnson offered a new “three-tier” blueprint for native lockdowns in England, despite being warned by the Authorities’s scientific advisors that a nationwide “circuit breaker” became as soon as wanted.

MPs will vote on the measures on Tuesday night time. Earlier the Division of Properly being reported a additional 143 coronavirus deaths within the UK, the finest each day loss of life toll since June 10. Some 17,243 new cases had been also recorded.

Meanwhile, Sadiq Khan has warned that Londoners will face new coronavirus restrictions internal the approaching days as cases continue to pass “within the irascible direction”.

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2020-10-13T19: 20: 25.330Z

Matt Hancock rebuked over herd immunity by Authorities scientific adviser

Herd immunity will seemingly be well-known within the prolonged period of time to total the pandemic, a properly being knowledgeable has talked about as he spoke back to comments by Matt Hancock that it’s miles “a wrong aim”.

Impress Woolhouse, professor of infectious illness epidemiology on the College of Edinburgh who advises the Authorities, talked about herd immunity need to quiet no longer be discounted nonetheless talked about there became as soon as at point to no longer sufficient exposure for it to work within the rapid period of time.

His comments strategy after the Properly being Secretary brushed off the technique as “wrong” with out a vaccine, and that it became as soon as “merely no longer in all probability” to segregate the feeble and the weak on herd immunity.

Prof Woolhouse in point of fact helpful the PA news company: “Going forward, we’d search data from extra folks to be exposed at some stage or any other and that immunity would possibly perchance perchance perchance be well-known, whether or no longer natural or by a vaccine.

“Herd immunity is the method in which this allege ends, a technique or any other, it’s miles well-known to what happens to Covid-19 within the prolonged period of time.”

He talked about the “discontinue point” for the virus shall be years or a long time away nonetheless that there is “no method” for world eradication of the illness.

Prof Woolhouse described the Properly being Secretary’s comments about it being impossible to segregate the feeble and the weak as a “fat fallacy”.

2020-10-13T19: 04: 11.080Z

A Conservative MP fought serve tears after finding out a friend had died with Covid-19 quickly earlier than she made a Commons speech.
Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood) rose to her ft to make contributions to a debate on the Fisheries Invoice, telling MPs: “If I’ll perchance perchance perchance also neutral correct luxuriate in just a few moments, I’ve correct got a text message alerting me to the news that a neutral friend of mine and light-weight guitarist and light-weight band member has correct died following a two-day fight with coronavirus.
“I correct want to ship my love and prayers to his wife and pay tribute to a sharp huge and an superior guitarist, and a correct family man.”

2020-10-13T18: 13: 52.690Z

The latest on tonight’s lockdown tips Commons vote…

MPs luxuriate in approved the three-tier Covid-19 alert level blueprint for England. 

Boris Johnson’s new lockdown measures had been rushed by Parliament on Tuesday before coming into force on Wednesday. 

It came as Conservative rebels didn’t inflict a symbolic defeat on Downing Avenue over guidelines linked to the 10pm curfew on hospitality firms, which many luxuriate in complained causes undue financial harm. 

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2020-10-13T18: 01: 30.290Z

Insurgent Tory MP tweets after Commons curfew vote…

Esther McVey, Conservative MP for Tatton, became as soon as amongst these that revolted against the Authorities on tonight’s vote on coronavirus tips – as Labour abstained.

“Alongside with 83 love minded colleagues I voted against the 10pm curfew,” she tweeted.

“Labour again sat on their fingers and didn’t luxuriate in an opinion.”

2020-10-13T17: 59: 16.286Z

Inexperienced Party MP tweets after vote casting against the 10pm curfew… 

Following tonight’s retrospective Commons vote on the 10pm curfew on hospitality firms, light Inexperienced Party chief Caroline Lucas tweeted: “Ethical voted against 10pm curfew – it’s detrimental firms & SAGE has talked about it has “marginal influence” on spread of virus Frustrating that no amendments allowed – other measures need strengthening essentially based on SAGE & @IndependentSage advice, alongside with far extra financial toughen.”

2020-10-13T17: 57: 35.636Z

Recent: three-tier lockdown blueprint approved by MPs

Tory rebels had been unable to inflict a symbolic defeat on the Authorities over guidelines linked to the 10pm curfew.

A movement on the statutory instrument which contained the curfew, amongst other measures, became as soon as approved by 299 votes to 82, majority 217.

The division checklist confirmed 42 Conservative MPs adverse guidelines linked to the 10pm hospitality curfew in England.

2020-10-13T17: 31: 18.883Z

Welsh First Minister demands domestic trip back and forth bans in England coronavirus hotspots again

Impress Drakeford, the First Minister of Wales, has known as again on Boris Johnson to impose trip back and forth bans internal and exterior of coronavirus hotspots in England, a measure already in station in Wales. 

Below the brand new three-tier blueprint, trip back and forth is in point of fact helpful against in tier three areas nonetheless no longer banned by law. 

Mr Drakeford has written to the Prime Minister calling for stricter curbs, correct hours after the Welsh properly being minister hinted a 2d Wales nationwide lockdown shall be looming. 

“We assume folks from excessive-covid areas shouldn’t trip back and forth to low-covid areas wherever within the UK,” Mr Drakeford tweeted. “Here’s no longer about stopping folks from England coming to Wales. It’s about stopping the virus travelling.”

2020-10-13T17: 23: 59.183Z

Here is the most modern advice on shielding…

Larger than two million folks that shielded in some unspecified time in the future of the peak of the coronavirus pandemic contain no longer but want to protect again despite the rollout of the brand new three-tier alert blueprint, the Authorities has talked about.

In new advice published on Tuesday, officers talked about no longer unquestionably one of the most alert ranges in station in England will robotically field off a warning to protect again – the attach folks had been in point of fact helpful to reside home at all cases.

Properly being Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “With #coronavirus charges persevering with to extend, now is the time to luxuriate in movement & guarantee we give protection to basically the most weak in our society. This day’s announcement will relieve relieve basically the most weak as safe as in all probability.”

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2020-10-13T17: 17: 01.193Z

NEW: Authorities minister quits over Bolton lockdown ‘failure’

Chris Inexperienced, the MP for Bolton West and Atherton, has resigned from his ministerial put up as Parliamentary Non-public Secretary on fable of the native lockdown in his constituency “has clearly no longer worked”. 

In a resignation letter to Boris Johnson on Tuesday night time, the Conservative MP talked about the Elevated Manchester borough’s prolonged-standing lockdown became as soon as “growing many other properly being complications, which would possibly perchance perchance perchance perchance be leading to anxiety, suffering and loss of life”. 

“The closure of pubs, eating locations and cafes mixed with the reduction of footfall on our excessive streets has brought many family owned firms in my constituency to the brink of give method and pushed others over the brink,” he wrote.

He added: “I now assume that the tried treatment is worse than the illness”. 

Bolton has been placed within the “excessive” class below the brand new three-tier blueprint, banning households from mixing indoors. 

2020-10-13T16: 53: 55.926Z

Labour chief rejects that ‘circuit atomize’ would wreak financial catastrophe 

Sir Keir Starmer in point of fact helpful journalists the industrial harm of failing to manipulate the virus would possibly perchance perchance perchance be better than a rapid “circuit breaker” lockdown.

He talked about in some unspecified time in the future of his press briefing this afternoon: “We’re all desirous about any harm to the financial system, nonetheless the prolonged agony of the tiered method – which is able to hope to be ramped up and ramped up over the weeks to strategy serve on fable of it’s no longer going to work – will seemingly be far worse for the financial system than the circuit atomize which we are proposing of two to just a few weeks, which is able to bring the R rate down and in actuality imply we’d ease the restrictions extra like a flash.”

(PA)

Sir Keir denied that native Labour leaders resisting Tier 3 restrictions will endure responsibility for rising cases in their areas.

“The responsibility falls squarely on the Authorities,” he talked about, blaming ministers for the failure to attach a effectively functioning sorting out and tracing blueprint.

“The lack of adjust of the virus rests very closely with the Authorities.”

2020-10-13T16: 49: 44.120Z

Labour’s shadow chancellor tweets… ‘This Authorities has failed’ 

Anneliese Dodds, Labour’s shadow chancellor, turns into the most modern crimson frontbencher to hit out on the Authorities tonight time, after the Labour chief’s press conference. 

“This authorities has failed. Failed to accumulate a grip on the virus after six months of making an attempt. Failed to guard jobs and firms,” she tweeted.

“Failed to relieve folks safe. Ample is sufficient. We need a circuit atomize to accumulate a grip on this virus and give protection to jobs and livelihoods.”

2020-10-13T16: 33: 11.446Z

Named: The UK’s worst coronavirus hotspots

  • Derry Metropolis & Strabane in Northern Ireland continues to sage the finest weekly rate of latest Covid-19 cases of any native authority station within the UK, with 954.5 cases per 100,000 folks, in step with the most modern recordsdata

  • Nottingham, the finest in England, which at point to stands at 880.4 cases per 100,000

  • Glasgow continues to luxuriate in the finest rate in Scotland, at 268.8 cases per 100,000

  • Merthyr Tydfil continues to luxuriate in the finest rate in Wales, at 207.2 cases per 100,000

All figures are in step with recordsdata published on Tuesday afternoon and are for the seven days to October 10.

Files on new cases for October 11-13 is incomplete and therefore no longer included.

2020-10-13T16: 30: 02.800Z

Labour’s deputy chief tweets… ‘Totally grim’ numbers and PM has ‘misplaced adjust’ 

2020-10-13T16: 27: 53.366Z

Starmer disorders warning boom to Boris Johnson

In a message to the Prime Minister down the barrel of the digicam in his press briefing, Sir Keir Starmer talked about: “You admire that the science backs this kind. You admire that the restrictions you’re introducing obtained’t be sufficient.

“You admire that a circuit atomize is required now to accumulate this virus below adjust.

“You would also’t relieve delaying this and strategy serve to the Residence of Commons every few weeks with any other notion that obtained’t work.

“So act now. Atomize the cycle. Once you happen to contain, that it’s in all probability you will need the votes within the Residence of Commons – I will be able to snarl you of that. You don’t want to balance the wants of your occasion against the nationwide interest.”

2020-10-13T16: 26: 04.886Z

Starmer: ‘Basic sacrifices’ wanted now with circuit atomize lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer talked about colleges would no longer want to forestall nonetheless household mixing would possibly perchance perchance perchance be restricted, pubs, bars and eating locations would possibly perchance perchance perchance be shut and non-very well-known workplaces forced to forestall below the proposed “circuit breaker”. The Labour chief talked about:

This would no longer imply closing colleges. But when this happens imminently, it’s miles also timed to flee across half of-period of time to minimise disruption. But a circuit atomize would require vital sacrifices across the country.

It would imply handiest very well-known work and trip back and forth. That all americans who can manufacture a residing from home need to quiet contain so. Non-very well-known workplaces need to quiet be closed.

Household mixing need to quiet be restricted to one household excluding for these that’ve fashioned toughen bubbles.

And all pubs, bars and eating locations would possibly perchance perchance perchance be closed for 2 to just a few weeks – nonetheless compensated in command that no industry loses out on fable of of the sacrifices all of us want to contain. It might perchance perchance quiet also imply that the UK Parliament moves to remote working.

2020-10-13T16: 24: 40.546Z

Sir Keir Starmer on the present time talked about known as for a two-to-three week “circuit breaker” lockdown in England and talked about the Authorities had “misplaced adjust” of the fight against coronavirus. 

The Labour chief staged a vital intervention the day after Boris Johnson unveiled the authorities’s new three-tier coronavirus blueprint. He talked about the country became as soon as at a “decisive 2d” within the fight against coronavirus.

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2020-10-13T16: 12: 57.353Z

BREAKING: Keir Starmer demands two to just a few week circuit atomize lockdown 

Citing the Account recommendation for a circuit-breaker lockdown three weeks ago, that emerged in assembly minutes last night time, Sir Keir tells the clicking briefing: “The Prime Minister has no longer acted on this advice.”

“There’s no longer time to give this high minister the coolest thing about the doubt. the authorities’s notion merely is rarely at all times in actuality working, any other direction is required. 

“That is why I’m calling for a two to just a few-week circuit atomize in England, essentially based on Account’s recommendation.”

This would no longer imply colleges closing, he says, alongside side it might in all probability perchance perchance flee over half of-period of time. It would imply handiest very well-known work and trip back and forth, non-very well-known workplaces closed, household mixing restricted to one household and all pubs, bars and eating locations closing nonetheless compensated financially. 

“A circuit atomize would provide the assorted to reset and to rectify one of the major errors the Authorities has made,” he says, citing the ongoing sorting out fiasco. 

“This became as soon as no longer inevitable nonetheless it’s miles now well-known,” he provides. 

2020-10-13T16: 08: 20.300Z

Starmer press briefing LIVE: ‘Decisive 2d’ in fight against virus

Sir Keir Starmer has sought for his press briefing and says the UK is at a “decisive 2d” in its fight against coronavirus. 

“The figures are stark… and heading within the irascible direction,” he says. 

“Three issues are sure: the Authorities has no longer got a official notion to slack infections, it has misplaced adjust of the virus, and it’s miles no longer following scientific advice.”

2020-10-13T15: 57: 33.520Z

COMING UP: Keir Starmer to give press briefing 

The Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer is on fable of of relieve a press conference in 5 minutes. 

In a tweet earlier this afternoon, he talked about: “I am going to be retaining a press conference at 5pm on the present time in step with the Prime Minister’s observation the day before on the present time and the ongoing rise in coronavirus cases.”

We will be bringing you reside updates from the briefing correct here on the Traditional reside blog. 

2020-10-13T15: 46: 46.520Z

Four-month excessive loss of life toll jump ‘touching on’, says Public Properly being England 

Dr Yvonne Doyle, PHE scientific director, talked about: “The pattern in Covid-connected deaths is starting up to rise like a flash, which is hugely touching on.

“Now we luxuriate in viewed cases growing particularly in older age groups which is leading to additional hospital admissions.

“Here’s a stark reminder for us to prepare the pointers. Importantly, contain no longer mix with others when ailing.

“We must at all times all contain our allotment to relieve adjust the virus by following the restrictions in our areas, sustaining social distance, wearing a face masking in enclosed areas and washing our fingers continually.”

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