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Londoners are to undercover agent tough fresh coronavirus measures imposed from one minute past nighttime on Saturday because the metropolis enters Tier 2 of the Executive’s Covid alert machine.

The move plan that the metropolis’s 9 million residents will most likely be banned from mixing with varied households indoors, along with in pubs and eating locations.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the fresh measures to MPs in the Dwelling of Commons this morning, as he warned that Covid-19 “is now spreading exponentially in the UK”.

Essex, Elmbridge, Barrow in Furness, York, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Erewash will join the capital in being placed beneath “excessive threat” alert, whereas a determination has yet to be made on swathes of the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands which dangle been place to be placed in the “very excessive threat” Tier 3.

Half of the population of England will now be in either Tier 2 or 3 of the alert machine, following the announcement. Liverpool Metropolis Obtain apart, comprising 1.6 million of us, remains the last note residence currently classed in the discontinuance class. An additional 26.7 million of us will now be lined by Tier 2 restrictions.

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2020-10-15T19: 43: 53.406Z

Bars and eating locations banned from selling alcohol from Saturday in Parliament

All Dwelling of Commons bars and eating locations will most likely be banned from selling alcohol from Saturday.

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Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle talked about the determination came after London moved into the Tier 2 Covid-alert class.

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2020-10-15T19: 17: 39.943Z

Coronavirus trajectory ‘quick deteriorating’, warns chief medical officer

Ireland’s chief medical officer has warned of a “quick deteriorating trajectory nationally” of coronavirus.

Dr Tony Holohan expressed “extreme voice” on the elevated spread of the virus over the final week in explicit.

He talked about the option of sure cases all the plan through the final week has elevated by 82 per cent when put next with the old seven days, from 3,514 to 6,382.

2020-10-15T19: 09: 06.403Z

In sorrowful health doctor’s family would possibly perhaps presumably additionally be compelled to scurry away UK whereas he is on ventilator

Friends of a “favored and revered” health center manual who is paralysed on a ventilator after contracting coronavirus pronounce they’re shrinking his family will most likely be compelled scurry away the UK whereas he remains in intensive care.

A fundraising campaign has begun to help derive lawful assistance for 44-twelve months-ragged manual heart specialist Dr Basem Enany, who is in intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary after rising a rare complication of Covid-19.

Dr Enany’s wife and 4 daughters dangle been unable to chat about with him in health center due to the virus and now face the likelihood of having to scurry away the UK when the Egyptian locum’s contract expires on the discontinuance of November.

But, on Thursday evening, the Dwelling Office talked about Dr Enany is now not beneath threat of enforcement amble and talked about it will most likely perhaps presumably be contacting the family and health center to help.

His colleague Dr Sanjay Gupta talked about Dr Enany used to be working as a locum at York Sanatorium old to he grew to become in sorrowful health, nonetheless his contract is due to manufacture on the discontinuance of November.

He talked about his buddy’s work visa would possibly perhaps now not be renewed and, therefore, his wife and 4 daughters, the youngest of whom is four, will most likely be requested to scurry away the UK.

2020-10-15T18: 23: 20.796Z

Epidemiologist calls for all-island manner in Ireland

A number one epidemiologist has known as for an all-island manner to the pandemic, pronouncing “that you just can presumably wager your life” one would possibly perhaps presumably be dilapidated if the illness affected animals.

Requires a singular manner in how the governments in Belfast and Dublin retort to the disaster are rising after each and each jurisdictions noticed file numbers of cases this week.

The Republic of Ireland noticed 1,205 fresh cases – its absolute best daily amplify – on Thursday, whereas Northern Ireland counted 763 fresh cases.

NI noticed its absolute most suitable choice of daily cases yet on Wednesday (1,217).

Seven additional deaths dangle been also recorded across the island on Thursday, with three in the Republic and 4 in Northern Ireland.

Irish chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan described an 82% amplify in cases in per week, from 3,514 to 6,382 cases.

2020-10-15T18: 03: 14.953Z

Tuesday’s health center admissions

The option of Covid-19 patients admitted to health center on Tuesday – the most fresh daily figures on hand – and the final option of patients in health center and individuals on ventilators in every plan of England, as of Thursday, are as follows (old week’s determine in brackets):

East of England – 32 admitted (11), 209 in health center (115), 18 on ventilators (12)

London – 73 (43), 404 (323), 78 (51)

Midlands – 161 (78), 758 (489), 91 (78)

North East & Yorkshire – 183 (161), 1,114 (813), 118 (92)

North West – 244 (185), 1,542 (1,098), 149 (117)

South East – 48 (25), 228 (140), 12 (12)

South West – 23 (21), 124 (66), 16 (6)

2020-10-15T17: 45: 39.170Z

Hancock calls on northern leaders to get back together

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has appealed to native government leaders in the North West to “place apart event politics” and back the Executive’s proposals for elevated coronavirus controls in the plan.

“The scenario in the North West of England is severe. The option of cases is rising exponentially, the option of of us in health center has doubled in precisely 12 days,” he told broadcasters.

“So I call upon native leaders to place apart this event politics and to work with us to position in articulate the measures which would possibly perhaps presumably be wished in Bigger Manchester, across the North West, so that we can address this virus and offers a boost to of us through it.

“Here’s a time for folk to get back together so that we can management this virus.”

2020-10-15T17: 29: 26.440Z

570 patients in health center in Scotland

In Scotland, 570 Covid-19 patients dangle been in health center as of Wednesday, up from 319 per week earlier, with 49 in air float beds, up from 28 per week earlier.

In Wales, 384 Covid-19 patients dangle been in health center as of Wednesday, up from 277 per week earlier, with 29 in air float beds, up from 27 per week earlier.

In Northern Ireland, 164 Covid-19 patients dangle been in health center as of Tuesday, up from 147 per week earlier, with 17 in air float beds as of Wednesday, up from 11 per week earlier.

Data on patients with Covid-19 is now not similar across the UK due to variations in the style the figures are reported.

2020-10-15T17: 28: 20.333Z

4,739 of us in health center in England

Separate figures point to there dangle been 4,379 Covid-19 patients in health center in England on Thursday, up from 3,044 per week previously, whereas 482 dangle been in air float beds, up from 368 per week previously.

A total of 764 patients with confirmed Covid-19 dangle been admitted to hospitals in England on Tuesday, when put next with 524 per week earlier.

2020-10-15T16: 56: 58.250Z

Crete added to move hall

We are ADDING CRETE to the #TravelCorridor list this week. From 4am Sunday 18 Oct, while you come from Crete, you’re going to NO LONGER must self-isolate. ALSO THIS WEEK, the total of the UK is now aligned with our advice around the final Greek islands.

2020-10-15T16: 56: 30.820Z

Italy removed from move hall

Grant Shapps Tweeted: TRAVEL CORRIDOR UPDATE: We are REMOVING ITALY, Vatican Metropolis articulate & San Marino from the #TravelCorridor list.
 
Nonetheless, affirm that the implementation date is moved to 4am on SUNDAY 18 October & applies UK broad, while you come from these destinations you’re going to must self-isolate.

2020-10-15T16: 37: 05.830Z

NI doubles funds for corporations in native lockdown

Stormont Finance Minister Conor Murphy confirmed that following the additional funding the Executive obtained of £200 million, he has doubled the funds announced for the Derry and Strabane District Council residence.

“On the present time I’m asserting that this would possibly perhaps presumably additionally now be rolled out across all 11 council residence with applications opening from Monday,” he talked about.

“This draw will allow us to manufacture suggested funds to the eligible corporations who observe.”

The smallest corporations will receive £1,600 and the last note will derive £3,200 for every two weeks they’re closed.

“I do know from being attentive to corporations that there’ll most likely be many corporations who in spite of every little thing feel excluded or left in the back of and who desperately need monetary give a boost to. I in spite of every little thing dangle requested all Executive colleagues to urgently bring forward proposals for the sectors that they dangle pronounce responsibility for,” Mr Murphy talked about, adding he’s going to continue to press the Treasury over “gaps” in the job give a boost to attract.

2020-10-15T16: 03: 23.700Z

Nearly about 19,000 fresh cases as 138 extra deaths recorded

The Executive talked about that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been an additional 18,980 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the final option of cases in the UK to 673,622.

The Executive also talked about an additional 138 of us had died within 28 days of attempting out sure for Covid-19 as of Thursday. This brings the UK total to 43,293.

Separate figures printed by the UK’s statistics companies point to there dangle now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 used to be talked about on the death certificate.

2020-10-15T15: 49: 11.313Z

Cases live absolute best among formative years

Charges for fresh Covid-19 cases in England live absolute best in the 10-19 and 20-29 age teams, in line with the most fresh weekly surveillance checklist from Public Health England.

Among 20 to 29-twelve months-olds, the trek used to be 252.6 cases per 100,000 of us in the week to October 11, up from 232.1 in the old week.

The rate among 10 to 19-twelve months-olds used to be 245.2 per 100,000, down from 269.8.

In distinction the trek for the 70-79 age crew used to be 54.7, up from 43.3, whereas for folk aged 80 and over it used to be 76.6, up from 60.9.

2020-10-15T15: 20: 00.000Z

Andy Burnham accuses ministers of treating the plan as a “sacrificial lamb”

The Bigger Manchester mayor told a press briefing: “I’ve talked about it will most likely perhaps presumably additionally be that we need to ogle at a national circuit-rupture as preferable to this unfunded, terrible regional lockdown approach.

“We must at all times provide protection to the health of the nation nonetheless let’s attain it as one nation, and now not fabricate the North of England the sacrificial lamb for an in sorrowful health-belief-through Downing Avenue policy which doesn’t fabricate sense in the real world.”

Mr Burnham talked about the Executive used to be “treating us with contempt”, adding: “Of us are bored to death of being handled in this form, the North is bored to death of being pushed around.

“We aren’t going to be pushed around any longer.”

He argued it will most likely perhaps presumably “tag less to present a boost to of us now moderately than let corporations scurry to the wall” and damage the trek of the put up-Covid economic restoration.

2020-10-15T15: 17: 00.000Z

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester Metropolis Council, says the Executive is asking the authority to sign in to measures that its dangle advisers dangle been now not ecstatic would work

Talking at a press briefing in the metropolis, he talked about: “What we dangle been told final evening by the deputy chief medical officer – and I will scurry a chunk additional than Andy (Burnham) – used to be that what we’re requested to realize is accept a proposal which the Executive’s dangle advisers pronounce won’t work.

“Why would we accept a proposal that their very dangle advisers pronounce won’t work?”

Sir Richard talked about the plan is “silent ready where we’re ready to work co-operatively with Executive”.

He added: “But we’re now not going to accept a deal that will damage thousands of of us in this metropolis plan for no obvious encourage.”

2020-10-15T15: 15: 00.000Z

John Spence, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for health and grownup social care, acknowledges pubs and eating locations will in spite of every little thing feel the affect of Tier 2 restrictions in the county

“It’s so tough,” he talked about. “Whenever you’ve constructed up a commercial over years – whatever it will most likely perhaps presumably additionally be, a pub or a restaurant – you are pointless to pronounce going to in spite of every little thing feel the affect of this.

“And all I will be succesful to pronounce to the total of us in that class is the truth we in spite of every little thing bear in mind right here is the last note manner of warding off a a lot extra severe consequence in Tier 3.

“Secondly, we in spite of every little thing bear in mind that by doing this now we can retain a ways from being in Tier 2 for a for a lot longer length later.”

2020-10-15T15: 11: 12.600Z

Bigger Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says measures proposed for the metropolis went “manner past” the closure of pubs

He talked about: “On the present time we communicated our sure and unanimous glance to the Executive. It is frightful to articulate some of the poorest components of England in a punishing lockdown without correct form give a boost to for the of us and corporations affected.

“To attain so will consequence in sure hardship, job losses, commercial failure.

“This can trigger damage in a particular manner to of us’s psychological health and is now not sure to management the virus.

“Final evening the deputy chief medical officer told the leaders that to bring the infection charges down any regional lockdown would require neatly-liked closures manner past pubs to face any real likelihood of working.”

2020-10-15T15: 10: 24.933Z

Newcastle University says 749 students and 11 group tested sure for coronavirus in the seven days up to Wednesday

A spokesman talked about: “Whereas our numbers are silent excessive and we’re now not complacent, right here is a drop from the old seven days and a identical pattern is being seen at varied universities.”

Neighbouring Northumbria University recorded a gigantic drop in sure cases in the week to Wednesday, down to 131 students from 619 the old week.

It talked about two members of group had reported sure checks previously week.

A spokesman talked about: “We are making huge efforts to each and each decrease the progress in the numbers of cases and to present give a boost to for our students and group who’re self-conserving apart.”

2020-10-15T14: 49: 28.340Z

Ursula von der Leyen pulls out of the EU summit after a member of her group checks sure for coronavirus

The European Price President tweeted: “I in spite of every little thing dangle real been suggested that a member of my entrance articulate of job has tested sure to Covid-19 this morning.”

2020-10-15T14: 37: 10.000Z

Most modern coronavirus death toll figures for England hospitals are in:

An additional 81 of us who tested sure for coronavirus dangle died in health center in England, bringing the final option of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 30,743, NHS England talked about on Thursday.

Patients dangle been aged between 40 and 99. All nonetheless three patients, aged between 67 and 86, had acknowledged underlying health prerequisites.

The deaths dangle been between August 17 and October 14, with the majority on or after October 9. Three varied deaths dangle been reported without a sure Covid-19 check consequence.

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