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Anger as Liverpool set to level three: Mayor says his city is facing toughest restrictions "no buts"


Liverpool's Mayor last night accused the government of running railroads through its Tier 3 measures for the city without the local leaders consenting to anything.

Joe Anderson tweeted his anger when Manchester Council Chairs said they would launch a legal challenge to the lockdown measures Boris Johnson will reveal Monday.

"We haven't made an agreement, we've been told that this is what the government is up to with no buts," wrote Liverpool Mayor Anderson.

He added, "We have been trying to get financial support to protect our businesses and support our region."

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Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson (left) made Boris Johnson's decision to put his city into lockdown

On Friday night, night owls in Liverpool city center will enjoy the final weekend before potential COVID restrictions close pubs and bars in the area

Revelers in Liverpool city center are enjoying the final weekend on Friday evening before potential COVID restrictions close pubs and bars in the area

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham also criticized the government for its new plan on Sunday

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham also criticized the government for its new plan on Sunday

Downing Street said the government is working with local leaders to determine the areas to be covered by the very high alert level and the actions that are required in those locations.

WHAT DO THE ANIMALS MEAN?

LEVEL ONE

Tier 1 restrictions are believed to mirror those that already exist across England.

These include the rule of six, a curfew at 10 p.m., group sports that can only be played outdoors, and a maximum of 15 guests at wedding ceremonies.

ANIMAL TWO

Tier 2 restrictions are expected to be similar to what is currently in force in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, which prohibit indoor mixing in households.

Two households are allowed to meet in a private garden as long as the rule of six and social distancing is observed.

ANIMAL THREE

Locals are only allowed to leave their areas for important trips such as work, education or health and must return before the end of the day.

Overnight stays by people outside of these high-risk areas are also prohibited, reports The Sun.

Households are expected not to mix indoors or outdoors.

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, hundreds of pubs in the northwest will be closed, The Telegraph reports.

According to the BBC, restaurants are only available for take-out and bookmakers, casinos, gyms, beauty salons and hairdressers could close.

These measures are expected to be imposed for four weeks before being reviewed.

According to The Telegraph, when a company closes due to tier three restrictions, the government pays two-thirds of each employee's salary, up to a maximum of £ 2,100 per month.

But Mr Anderson's anger has been confirmed by his Manchester counterpart Andy Burnham, who beat up the government for not giving enough time to review the new rules.

Mr Burnham told Times Radio on Sunday: “To be invited to a meeting at 10 Downing Street on a Friday night and to effectively receive proposals that needed to be agreed over the weekend, I feel that this is not an appropriate or acceptable consultation me.

'That is being put in a position. It all came too late. & # 39;

Mr Johnson's plans were also devastated by the chairman of Bolton Council, who warned they would destroy the economy in the north of England at a time when he was trying to "rebuild better," including in previous Red Wall Labor seats that 2019 parliamentary elections were occupied.

David Greenhalgh gave a brutal assessment of the BBC's plans for the BBC's Andrew Marr program this morning, saying, "My immediate reaction is that it is oppressive."

Different parts of England are being split into "medium", "high" or "very high" local Covid alert areas under a new three-tier system that Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday.

The classification of the areas determines the type of “appropriate interventions” to be carried out to combat the coronavirus outbreak in these areas.

The move comes after the Prime Minister held a conference call with cabinet colleagues on Sunday to discuss the situation.

Downing Street said the government is working with local leaders to determine the areas to be covered by the very high alert level and the actions that are required in those locations.

Mr Johnson will chair a top-level meeting of the COBR Committee on Monday on "Establishing Definitive Interventions" which he will then announce to Parliament.

MEPs are asked to debate and vote on the measures later this week.

The Prime Minister will also hold a press conference on Downing Street on Monday with Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty.

However, some northern leaders made it clear that they are unhappy with the situation.

Sacha Lord, nighttime economic adviser to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, has launched a lawsuit to challenge upcoming government restrictions on hospitality and entertainment in the north of England.

Bolton Council chairman David Greenhalgh responded to reports that millions of people in areas worst hit by the coronavirus would be banned from traveling outside their area

David Greenhalgh, chairman of Bolton Council, responded to reports that millions of people in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus would be banned from traveling outside their area

Community Secretary Robert Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place

Community Secretary Robert Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place

He said: “There is currently no concrete scientific evidence of a complete shutdown of the hospitality and entertainment sectors.

“Our discussions and ongoing calls for evidence have been ignored and we have had no choice but to escalate the matter further.

"With the assistance of Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, we have now engaged lawyers to initiate a judicial review of the legality of the emergency restrictions that are being placed on the hospitality and entertainment sectors."

The BCG vaccine will be given to 1,000 people in Exeter University's study to test claims that it will help fight Covid

According to researchers at the University of Exeter, a vaccine usually given to protect children from tubular colitis could help adults fight the coronavirus.

The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is used in 1,000 people after the shot is found to stimulate the immune system.

It wouldn't be the ultimate solution, it would help people fight off the coronavirus until more effective vaccines are discovered.

Professor John Campbell of the University of Exeter Medical School told the Guardian that the vaccine could be a "global innovator".

The University of Exeter will enroll 2,000 UK healthcare workers in the International Brace Study, which will recruit 10,000 volunteers worldwide.

Volunteers for the study will receive either an intake of BCG or a placebo. They will then be monitored for a year to see if the vaccinated group is taking fewer Covid-19 infections or having fewer symptoms.

Preliminary results are expected in six to nine months.

BCG normally causes an immune response against the bacterial disease TB – but it is now believed to help protect against viral infections.

The test results published last month in the journal Cell suggest that older people have fewer respiratory infections after vaccination, an international team of scientists announced.

"If we see something that comes close to protecting against coronavirus, it could be a global game changer," Campbell said.

The vaccine is designed to stimulate the adaptive immune system, which can then release antibodies to destroy invading TB pathogens.

But it also strengthens the body's "innate" immune system, which means that infections can be fended off before they have a chance to assert themselves. This effect has given scientists hope that it could work as a coronavirus vaccine.

If the vaccine turns out to protect against viral infections, it could be introduced in future pandemics.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool Metropolitan Area, said in a statement: “I and the leaders of our local councils have been in dialogue with the government since Friday.

& # 39; It was clear to the government from the start that they planned to get the Liverpool City Region Tier 3 and to announce it tomorrow.

“While we have asked for evidence to support this decision, there is none.

“We have made it clear across the board that financial support to protect local jobs and businesses must come with new restrictions.

& # 39; No agreement has been reached on this point and negotiations are ongoing. As with all of these things, the devil will be in the details. A deal is not a deal until agreed. & # 39;

Before the statement was released, Number 10 said the Prime Minister spoke to Mr Rotheram on Sunday.

Downing Street said: "They discussed the great challenge posed by the rising number of Covid cases in the region and promised to work together to fight the virus."

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson tweeted: "We haven't made an agreement, we've been told this is what the government is up to with no buts."

A Downing Street spokesman said: "Our main focus has always been to protect lives and livelihoods while controlling the spread of the virus. These measures will help to achieve this goal.

“We must do everything we can to protect the NHS and to ensure that it can continue to provide the essential services that so many people rely on.

"This is a critical point and it is absolutely essential that everyone follows the clear guidelines we have put in place to contain the virus."

Number 10 highlighted the extent of discussions with local leaders over the weekend after some Nordic authorities and mayors criticized that there had not been enough consultations since the beginning of the Covid crisis.

Downing Street said senior adviser number 10 and community secretary Robert Jenrick had talks about community leaders and mayors from "the highest problem areas."

The spokesman said: "Government officials thanked the significant contribution of local leaders in responding to the virus and reiterated the importance of their role in shaping the package of measures for high prevalence areas as the country continues to work together to address the coronavirus epidemic.

"Discussions have been held on how government and local authorities could also work together to mobilize communities, volunteers and the public sector to make NHS Test and Trace more effective."

Number 10 said there will also be a public data briefing on Monday morning on Downing Street with Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van Tam and NHS officials.

Mr. Burnham, when asked on Times Radio what he would say to Ward Secretary Robert Jenrick, said, “Isn't it time for a big change here, a complete reversal of what we've seen so far?

& # 39; Localize the response to this crisis, but critically, as Joe (Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool) said, introduce an aid package and an economic package to help the north of England.

"I would tell him this," Are we leveling here or are we leveling ourselves? Which is it?

“If you proceed with this financial package, I believe it will result in breaking what the government announced when it was elected.

"If they continue like this, jobs will be lost, businesses will collapse, and the fragile economies of the north will be destroyed."

"The government has a real choice here, if it continues on the path I believe it is on, the central so-called mission of this government to upgrade will be over."

A worker at The Corner Boy pub closing and clearing tables and chairs for the evening in Manchester before a possible government announcement is made on Monday

A worker at The Corner Boy pub closing and clearing tables and chairs for the evening in Manchester before a possible government announcement is made on Monday

Shadow Secretary of State Lisa Nandy told Marr, “It is really difficult to explain how angry the people of the north of England are with what has happened not just in the past few months but also in the past few days. I haven't felt such anger at the government since I was a kid in the 1980s.

"People feel that they have not only been abandoned by the government, but that the government is now actively working against us."

Mr Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place.

He told Sky News & # 39; Sophy Ridge on Sunday: & # 39; We spent the weekend working with these local executives.

“I have spoken with executives from Merseyside, Greeter Manchester and other parts of the country all weekend.

“We try to work very closely with mayors, council presidents and executives to shape these measures with them. This will need time.

Staff and customers at Shoryu, a Japanese restaurant in Manchester, ahead of a possible government announcement on Monday

Employees and customers at Shoryu, a Japanese restaurant in Manchester, ahead of a possible government announcement on Monday

"We want good communication between national and local governments before we announce how we're going to do this."

Mr. Greenhalgh also targeted the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) that Rishi Sunak unveiled on Friday, warning that anything but support at the level of the original vacation program would send companies "on the wall".

He added, "We can't do better to backtrack after we've lost some of those businesses."

The Prime Minister is expected to put in place a three tier system of lockdown measures to make the existing patchwork of restrictions more understandable.

Areas with relatively low infection rates are classified in the first tier, in which only national restrictions such as the "six rule" and the curfew for pubs and restaurants at 10 pm apply.

Tier 2 also includes bans on house calls and contact with other households indoors. Tier 3 options include a total hospitality closure, a ban on overnight stays, and the closure of venues such as movie theaters.

Parts of the north of England, including Manchester and Liverpool, could be included in the category immediately with the strictest restrictions, requiring pubs and restaurants to close their doors.

Mr. Greenhalgh added, “We have submitted our proposals as Greater Manchester leaders … that we are against a lockdown as we understand it, at Level 3, which is the total lockdown on hospitality.

Another 12,872 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK as the country's daily caseload tops the 10,000 mark for a week

About 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 - almost twice as many as last week

About 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 – almost twice as many as last week

"Our position is very clear that we feel we need to apply additional restrictions, but those that protect those who are most vulnerable and vulnerable to the virus, but those who will not continue to adversely affect our local businesses and businesses affect the economy. "

Real estate consultant Altus Group has indicated that there are 7,171 pubs in restricted areas in the north of England that are at risk of temporary closure.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Friday that workers in companies forced to close due to the new restrictions will have the government pay two-thirds of their wages under the JSS.

But it's less generous than the vacation program that ends October 31st.

When asked about Mr. Sunak's JSS revision that was revealed Friday, Mr. Greenhalgh added that anything less generous than the original vacation was "frankly unacceptable."

"Unfortunately, many of these companies will go under," he said.

“There is no better way to back up when we've lost some of those businesses. Those big independent companies that people put their savings into are being lost.

The restriction of the rule of six can be temporarily lifted by the Chancellor during the festive period

The “Rule of Six” restriction to social mixing could be temporarily lifted at Christmas so that family groups of up to 12 people can enjoy the festive season.

If approved, the limit on gatherings of more than six people on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would double to allow for intergenerational celebrations.

The temporary total of 12 was chosen because two groups of grandparents and parents, three children and an aunt or uncle could meet without breaking the law.

These two days were suggested because families usually spend most of their time indoors – and are interested in escaping outside on Boxing Day.

Economic Secretary Alok Sharma is believed to be the cabinet's leading supporter of the plan – provided Covid infection rates were largely kept under control by mid-December.

The temporary lifting is seen as a better option than the alternative plan, which requires families to be isolated a fortnight before Christmas so they can congregate on the day.

The plan for Rule 12 is hatched as Tory MPs become increasingly restless about Rule 6 and the 10 p.m. curfew.

“The north feels that it is being treated differently. We know our (Covid) rates are high, we don't underestimate that, but we have to find a way that … looks at the economy.

“We cannot throw our local economy against the wall to kill them in the north.

The UK has reached a "tipping point" for coronavirus, one of the country's leading scientists said as new figures show the country's infections tripled in two weeks, with 15,166 more infections and 81 deaths recorded yesterday.

The numbers come as millions of people in the north face draconian new measures as Boris Johnson sets out in a speech to MPs the details of a new three-tier local lockdown system.

On Saturday, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England's assistant chief physician, said "the seasons are against us" and the country is facing "headwinds" before the winter months.

In a statement, Prof. Van-Tam said that while the epidemic had "started again" in younger people in recent weeks, there was "clear evidence of a gradual spread to older age groups" in the hardest hit areas.

But he also said the UK has "much improved testing facilities" and "better treatments" which means "we know where it is and how to approach it".

Stressing the importance of following public health guidelines and minimizing contact with others, he added, "I know this is very difficult, but it is an unfortunate scientific fact that the virus is infected by humans lives who make social contact with each other. "

In the daily update numbers, the country recorded an additional 15,116 Covid cases and 81 more deaths on Saturday, up from 13,864 infections on Friday, 12,827 seven days ago and 6,739 two weeks ago.

The death toll fell from 87 on Friday to 81 on Saturday. The number has increased since that time last week, when there were 53 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK and 39 deaths were recorded two weeks ago.

The week-to-week increase in the number of infections is due to the fact that the data increased last Saturday due to a "technical problem" with the government's reporting system – which nearly doubled the number of cases from 6,968 the previous day.

The rise in Britons being treated with Covid in hospital is partly due to catching it in the wards, figures show

The surge in Britons being treated with coronavirus in hospital is partly due to catching it in the wards, the latest numbers available show.

The number of hospital cases rose from 2,396 to 3,660 between September 30 and October 7, an increase of 52 percent.

However, separate statistics show that nearly one in five with the virus in the hospital tested positive for seven days or more after admission – meaning it was caught there.

The results suggest that Covid-19 hospital stays caused by outbreaks in the community may not increase as quickly as some fear.

According to health authorities, the increase in approvals was greatest in the north west of England.

However, the total number of virus patients in UK hospitals is still a fraction of the April high of 19,849.

The problem later turned out to be a computer glitch, which meant that 16,000 positive cases were missed between September 25 and October 2.

In separate data, NHS England previously reported that 60 people with COVID-19 had died in hospitals within 24 hours – all between 41 and 93 years old. All but five had known underlying health conditions.

The numbers were added in the following days, particularly last Sunday's Sunday when the numbers hit a record high of 22,061 cases – more than at the peak of the pandemic in late April.

However, many experts say the daily test readings don't compare to the same readings at the height of the pandemic, when the country's testing program was much smaller.

They believe up to 100,000 people contracted the virus every day at the height of the pandemic.

The latest figures say there have been 590,844 cases and 42,760 deaths across the UK since the pandemic began – although separate figures released by the UK statistical authorities show that the UK has now recorded 58,000 deaths involving Covid-19 Time of death was mentioned certificate.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor held a meeting on Downing Street Thursday at which Mr Sunak allegedly "forensically" extracted the data provided by government scientists to justify a tough lockdown.

During the exchange, which lasted late into the evening, Mr. Sunak – a "hawk" increasingly concerned about the economic damage caused by the Covid rules – pointed out that restaurant closings calls for flawed ones and patchy information was based on just 98 pubs and 67 cafes and restaurants.

Separate figures show that as of Saturday in England, 3,225 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized, down from 2,194 a week ago, while 396 Covid-19 hospitalized patients were in ventilation beds, down from 307 a week ago.

A total of 513 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Thursday, compared with 386 a week earlier.

In Scotland, 397 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized on Friday, up from 175 the week before, 33 in ventilation beds, up from 19 the week before.

In Wales, 291 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized on Friday, up from 218 the week before, 32 in ventilation beds, just like a week earlier.

Everything out … before the curfew! Revelers play cricket in the streets and Piccadilly Circus turns into a rave while drinkers are kicked out of the bars at 10pm sharp

Plenty of revelers were back on the streets partying last night after being kicked out of bars during the 10pm curfew in London.

Shocking footage shows hundreds of bar-goers dancing to a loud sound system in the capital's Piccadilly Circus days before millions in the north were able to take stricter coronavirus measures, including pub closings.

In south London, separate footage showed large groups gathering for a game of cricket in the street after the bars closed.

In Piccadilly Circus, people with few face masks were in sight when music boomed from a loudspeaker.

Wales has also reported an additional 627 coronavirus-related cases and an additional 21 deaths. Public Health Wales said the sharp increase was the result of a delay in the addition of 17 deaths by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board between October 3rd and 7th.

In Northern Ireland, 132 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized on Thursday, up from 95 the week before, 10 on ventilated beds on Friday, up from seven the week before.

Data on patients with Covid-19 are not comparable in the UK due to different information.

Separate statistics show that nearly one in five with the virus in the hospital tested positive for seven days or more after admission – meaning it was caught there.

The results suggest that Covid-19 hospital stays caused by outbreaks in the community may not increase as quickly as some fear.

According to health authorities, the increase in approvals was greatest in the north west of England.

However, the total number of virus patients in UK hospitals is still a fraction of the April high of 19,849.

This is due to the fact that millions of people in the Midlands and the North face travel bans and pub closings, and the local communities are tasked with enforcing the Test and Trace program.

The use of the "Covid Vigilantes" is an effective admission by Downing Street that the national program has failed.

The complications could also lead to a staggered implementation of various measures, possibly on a postcode basis.

The Prime Minister's advisor Sir Eddie Lister held talks with local leaders in the affected areas on Saturday. According to one source, the negotiations focused on the severity of the measures.

It has been suggested that in Merseyside, one of the worst hit places – with 600 cases per 100,000 – all pubs and bars would be closed under Tier 3 measures, but restaurants would be allowed to stay open.

This created a tense exchange about the definition of a restaurant as opposed to a pub where food is served.

Heads of state and government are being encouraged by No. 10 to work with the plans, which could go into effect as early as Wednesday.

On Friday, local leaders urged the government not to punish north-east England with draconian lockdowns that are forcing pubs and bars to close as the number of new coronavirus infections reportedly declined in the region every day.

After strict measures, on September 18, nearly two million Britons were banned from mingling with others from outside their household in private homes, gardens, pubs and restaurants.

But Gateshead council chairman Martin Gannon claimed on Saturday that – if the students are removed from the numbers – the number of new cases in Newcastle and Gateshead is now gradually falling.

"We have evidence in the region – if you take the number of students out – even in central Newcastle and central Gateshead, we see a decrease in the number of new cases," he said. "What we are saying is that the measures are working at the moment."

He supported demands from local chiefs across the region that ministers abandon their "counterproductive" plans to pull down the shutters in local pubs and bars, arguing that only restrictions were needed for now.

According to Public Health England's weekly surveillance report, Gateshead has seen the infection rate rise 72 percent over the past seven days, rising from 129.4 to 221.7 cases per 100,000 people. In Newcastle, the rate rose 90 percent from 250.5 to 475 per 100,000.

More than 1,800 students tested positive for the virus in the northeast on Thursday, including 1,003 at Newcastle University, 619 at Northumbria University and 219 at Durham University. Northumbria University also said 770 students tested positive on October 3. Students in affected dormitories have been asked to quarantine.

Official government data shows that the number of positive cases recorded daily in local areas appears to be decreasing. However, experts have warned that this may be due to delays in processing swabs as laboratories continue to handle a sample jam.

The government is expected to unveil its three-tier lockdown system on Monday. The North East, North West and Nottinghamshire are expected to fall under the strictest category of measures – bars and pubs must close but restaurants are allowed to stay open until 10 p.m.

Prime Minister's Chief Strategic Advisor Sir Edward Lister wrote to Northern MPs after meeting with leaders from the north on Friday warning that the region was "very likely" to be affected by stricter coronavirus restrictions. Northern leaders, however, have complained that they have not been consulted, saying that further restrictions will lead to further "resistance and confusion".

Gateshead boss Gannon warned of tightened rules because evidence suggests current measures are curbing the rising tide of infections.

The graph above shows the number of patients in ventilation beds in the North East and Yorkshire

The graph above shows the number of patients in ventilation beds in the North East and Yorkshire

COUNTY DURHAM: Cases seem to fall in this area too. They are displayed according to the date the test was performed

COUNTY DURHAM: Cases seem to fall in this area too. They are displayed according to the date the test was performed

Landlords ’anger over plans to" close pubs but keep restaurants open until 10 p.m. "

Landlords are furious at Boris Johnson's expected plans to close pubs in a new coronavirus clampdown in northern England while restaurants can stay open until 10 p.m.

The new regime of government would hurt hospitality again as pubs and bars in Merseyside and other parts of the north were ordered to close due to local restrictions. However, in a sign of official confusion, restaurants are allowed to stay open until curfew.

Similar measures are expected to be announced in Nottinghamshire as well as Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Newcastle, while rules will be reviewed after a month.

In a joint statement, the Mayors of Greater Manchester, the metropolitan areas of Sheffield and Liverpool and North Tyne said: “What the Chancellor announced today is a start, but at first glance it doesn't seem to have gone far enough to prevent this winter real difficulties, job losses and business failures. & # 39;

Industry experts also denounced the package. Greg Mulholland, Campaign for Pubs, said: “The support announced by the Chancellor is not enough to compensate for the closings of pubs.

& # 39; Many tax collectors will be forced to run into even more debt just to survive. There is real anger when pubs have worked hard to work safely. & # 39;

Meanwhile, Chris Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs told MailOnline that tightening restrictions on closings of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants would be "counterproductive".

He pointed to the situation in Bolton, where cases have risen 39 percent to 250 per 100,000 in the past seven days, despite tightened restrictions on hospitality.

"I suspect much of the transmission over the past few weeks has come from private gatherings, many of which are technically illegal," he said, referring to infections across the country.

& # 39; The 10pm closing time resulted in more house parties and less social distancing. I don't think closed pubs will stop people from meeting for a drink. & # 39;

"We oppose further restrictions in the Northeast based on the scientific evidence," he said.

“We have evidence in the area – there is an increase in the number of students, but if you take the students out – even in central Newcastle and central Gateshead – we see a gradual decrease in the number of new cases.

“So our argument is that even with mixed news, despite the confusion and frustration, the actions that are being taken are starting to work.

He said: "Work with us, give us more time, help us gain trust and convince people – these really good people in Newcastle who want to do the right thing."

The Labor leader also announced that he had a meeting with senior government advisors and 40 other Northeast leaders this week to discuss the new restrictions, but that no national politicians were present.

He said they had made "very clear arguments" to stop restaurant closings based on the evidence they had gathered.

"I think new measures would be counterproductive," he said. & # 39; We had three different regulations within 10 days that created a lot of opposition and confusion.

"Our argument is that even with mixed news, despite confusion and frustration, the measures that are being taken are starting to work."

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham urged MPs to "reject" Rishi Sunak's vacation program as it will lead to "heavy layoffs" in the north of England – and said hospitality workers should receive 100 percent of their wages.

Below the vacation limit of two, workers can claim two thirds of their wages up to £ 2,100 from the UK government if coronavirus restrictions imposed employers on shutters.

But Mr Burnham said the program would "get our residents into trouble during the holiday season and expose our businesses to possible failure".

At a press conference attended by Mayors from Liverpool and North Tyne, he said the new system and other restrictions combined would mean an economic blow that would "flatten" the north.

"It will flatten the north of England and widen the north-south divide," he said.

“Today we are writing to all MPs representing constituencies in the north of England. We urge our MP colleagues to support the statements of our MPs and to support the constituents who get into trouble as a result of these measures.

"We are asking them to take a vote so that MEPs can either support this package or, we hope, reject it, and we are calling on the government to come back with a package that fully responds to all of the points I have just made . "

His words were repeated this morning on the Today program by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson, who criticized the program as "not generous" and accused the government of showing "contempt" for the north.

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said at a press conference attended by Mayors from Liverpool (Photo: Liverpool City Center) and North Tyne that the new system and further restrictions combined would mean an economic blow that would “weaken the north “Would

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said at a press conference attended by Mayors from Liverpool (Photo: Liverpool City Center) and North Tyne that the new system and further restrictions combined would mean an economic blow that would “weaken the north “Would

His words were repeated this morning by the Mayor of Liverpool (Photo: Liverpool City Center), Joe Anderson, on the Today program, who criticized the program as "not generous" and accused the government of showing "contempt" for the north

His words were repeated this morning by the Mayor of Liverpool (Photo: Liverpool City Center), Joe Anderson, on the Today program, who criticized the program as "not generous" and accused the government of showing "contempt" for the north

More than 1,800 students tested positive for the virus in the northeast on Thursday, including 1,003 at Newcastle University (Image: Revelers downtown), 619 at Northumbria University and 219 at Durham University. Northumbria University also said 770 students tested positive on October 3

Northumbria University also said 770 students tested positive on October 3. Students in affected dormitories have been asked to quarantine. Pictured: Revelers in Newcastle city center

More than 1,800 students tested positive for the virus in the northeast on Thursday, 1,003 of them at Newcastle University (picture left and right: Revelers out in Newcastle city center), 619 at Northumbria University and 219 at Durham University. Northumbria University also said 770 students tested positive on October 3. Students in affected dormitories have been asked to quarantine

Labor member Anderson hammered the government for not going far enough, telling the Today program, “(The new vacation program) is not generous at all, it is in fact lower than the previous one introduced vacation program.

“I just wonder if this would be the case in the southern areas of the country or in London and not on another level.

I personally feel that the north is treated with contempt by this government.

“But I think if you look at it it's better than nothing and the pressure we've been putting on over the past few weeks required a local vacation program. At least it's heard now.

Mayor Anderson warned that the city would likely slip into a third tier lockdown following the plans Boris Johnson would announce Monday.

That would mean closing pubs and bars, he said, but restaurants could stay open until 10 p.m.

The infection rate in Liverpool rose 116 percent from 239.3 to 517.4 cases per 100,000 people in the past week, according to Public Health England.

Mr Gannon also expressed concern about the vacation program, warning many people who work in pubs, bars and restaurants – which are likely to close – that they will struggle to "put food on the table" on only two-thirds of their wages .

He told the Today program, “I know people who work in the hospitality industry who have trouble putting food on the table for their families even when they are fully paid.

“For Rishi Sunak, I mean that he could possibly live on two thirds of his salary, you and I, we could live on two thirds of our salary, but for a lot of the people who work in the hospitality sector, they cannot meet the requirements.

"They won't obey the law based on two-thirds of their salary."

The REACT study, conducted by Imperial College London, estimates that 45,000 new cases of coronavirus have occurred daily in England for the week leading up to October 5 - almost half the projected transmission rate on the darkest days of the crisis in April

A report from the Office of National Statistics found that in the week leading up to October 1, more than 0.4 percent of people in England were infected with Covid-19. This was the highest estimate since the data began in May. It suggests that one in 240 people has the disease, although this varies greatly from one part of the country to another

The REACT study conducted by Imperial College London (left) estimates that in the week leading up to October 5th, more than 0.6 percent of the population of England had coronavirus, while the ONS (right) put the number at around 0 for the week .41 percent at the end of October 1

Data shows that in Fallowfield, Manchester - a thriving student suburb of the city - five percent of people tested positive for the disease in the week leading up to October 2

Data shows that in Fallowfield, Manchester – a thriving student suburb of the city – five percent of people tested positive for the disease in the week leading up to October 2

According to government scientific advisors, the rate of coronavirus reproduction in the UK has decreased slightly. They say the current R value - the number of people each Covid-19 patient will infect - is between 1.2 and 1.5. This is slightly below last week's value of 1.3 and 1.

According to government scientific advisors, the rate of coronavirus reproduction in the UK has decreased slightly. They say the current R value – the number of people each Covid-19 patient will infect – is between 1.2 and 1.5. This is slightly below last week's value of 1.3 and 1.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has condemned the government for putting forward a vacation program that was "not generous" enough

Rishi Sunak yesterday announced the holiday brand two, which allows employees to claim up to two-thirds of their wages from the UK government if their business is about to close

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has condemned the government for putting forward a vacation program that was "not generous" enough

Doctors say masks should be mandatory inside AND outside

Face masks should be mandatory both outdoors and indoors and in workplaces where social distancing cannot be practiced, top doctors have warned.

The British Medical Association suggests that people over the age of 60, overweight, or having other health issues that make them susceptible to coronavirus should be provided with medical-grade masks in accordance with WHO guidelines.

Dr. Chaand Nagpaul, its chairman, said the government's measures to suppress Covid-19 are not working and called for more measures, including restricting alcohol sales in England and tightening the rule of six to limit the number of households in which they can settle can mix two

He also warned the public about losing confidence in existing restrictions and urged them to wear face masks outdoors where people cannot be two meters apart – including in offices and other workplaces.

Face masks are mandatory in public transport, train stations and airports, shops and cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants before you even sit down.

The BMA chief told The Times: “It cannot be easy for the public to understand what makes a difference when asked to wear a mask in one setting but not in another.

“It is clear that most workplaces were never designed for people who work two meters apart. The rules should be that you wear a mask indoors where you are likely to interact within six feet.

In a joint statement, the Mayors of Greater Manchester, the metropolitan areas of Sheffield and Liverpool and North Tyne said: “What the Chancellor announced today is a start, but at first glance it doesn't seem to have gone far enough to prevent this winter real difficulties, job losses and business failures. & # 39;

Industry experts also denounced the package. Greg Mulholland, Campaign for Pubs, said: “The support announced by the Chancellor is not enough to compensate for the closings of pubs.

& # 39; Many tax collectors will be forced to run into even more debt just to survive. There is real anger when pubs have worked hard to work safely. & # 39;

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire City Council leaders warned that another lockdown would have "devastating" effects on city centers and the local economy.

In a joint letter to the Chancellor and Health and Housing Secretaries on Friday, leaders said Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that workers in companies that have to close due to the new restrictions would receive two-thirds of their wages from the Government will be preserved. not enough & # 39 ;.

They added: “The government needs to provide a substantial economic package for both levels two and three that includes grants and vacations – not just where companies are forced to close.

"With a three-tier approach, companies need significantly more support in tier two or three areas to avoid deeper economic disaster."

Chris Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs told MailOnline that tightening restrictions on closing pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants would be "counterproductive".

He pointed to the situation in Bolton, where cases have risen 39 percent to 250 per 100,000 in the past seven days, despite tightened restrictions on hospitality.

"I suspect much of the transmission over the past few weeks has come from private gatherings, many of which are technically illegal," he said, referring to infections across the country.

& # 39; The 10pm closing time resulted in more house parties and less social distancing. I don't think closed pubs will stop people from meeting for a drink. & # 39;

He added: “It is interesting that local leaders are against these measures. We have also seen this in Spain, where the Madrid government is fighting against the Spanish government.

“We don't know yet what the (UK government) announcement will look like, but you will always get cases where you have badly affected regions or cities where infections are increasing but places where infections are low .

The deputy chief medical officer warns UK hospitals of a similar number of Covid patients as the outbreak

The government's assistant chief medical officer has claimed the UK is almost back to where it was in March when coronavirus hospital admissions in England rose 50 percent in one week.

Jonathan Van-Tam told MPs that intensive care units in the Northwest could be full within three weeks as the latest figures show there are currently 3,090 Covid-19 patients being treated in English hospitals. That's only seven fewer than on March 23, when the national lockdown was imposed.

491 new patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, close to 586 on March 19, a week before Boris Johnson issued his "stay home" order.

During this time, the average number of daily admissions has increased from 285 to 441, showing that hospital admissions are now on the rise as the number of cases reaches high levels.

Hospital admissions in the northwest could double every week as Professor Van-Tam said the area's intensive care beds are two to three times twice as far from capacity.

Yesterday the UK recorded 13,864 cases and 87 deaths, compared with just 74 deaths on March 19. At that point, the coronavirus epidemic was doubling every three or four days.

Official figures released yesterday show the actual number of infections has doubled to 45,000 a day in a week amid fears that the outbreak is “getting out of control”.

The north is disproportionately affected and accounts for 60 percent of hospital stays that day. This is the latest available data.

Including the Midlands, areas outside the south account for around three quarters of the approvals, which in turn draws a line through the north-south divide.

“If you use a wide brush, you are detrimental to people who do not enjoy any of the benefits. But the government decided to simplify the equation. & # 39;

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said that the north of England feels "forgotten" because of the new restrictions.

“We currently have one in four people who live under localized restrictions and still come from the side of the government, for example what the Chancellor is up to. Often times, it is as if these restrictions do not exist anywhere.

The Chancellor did not mention the situation in the North and the Midlands at all in his conference speech. I had to pursue him, in fact one of his ministers came to speak in parliament. But some of these areas have been restricted for a very long time. & # 39;

A think tank has warned the program could cost the Treasury Department £ 2.4 billion in six months, on top of the billions spent during the national lockdown. The Resolution Foundation made the prediction after predicting that more than 444,000 hotel workers would qualify for the program. The second round of vacation will be reviewed in January.

Under the system, employers must continue to bear the cost of social security payments and pension contributions. There will also be more grants available up to £ 3,000 per month paid in two week installs.

It comes after slides from a government presentation to MPs of the North – which were released after it was leaked – revealed their claim that 30 percent of all coronavirus transmission could occur in pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Angry MPs blew up claims that it was an example of ministers cobbling together numbers to justify their point – ahead of the expected sweeping restrictions.

Experts from the Institute of Economics (IEA) also denied the official claim, reminding ministers that data shows that less than five percent of those contacted by NHS Test and Trace were in close contact with another person at a hotel.

They also pointed to the forced closings of restaurants in Bolton and Leicester, saying it did not stop the spread of the disease. The latest data from Public Health England shows that cases in Bolton this week rose 39 percent, with the rate rising to 250.6 per 100,000 people and in Leicester rising 35 percent to 120.2.

An economy minister yesterday defended the government's "flimsy" data, based on fewer than 100 pubs, saying he had used the "fairly representative" sample size while working in the corporate sector.

The government claimed in a private press conference yesterday that up to 30 percent of coronavirus transmission is associated with pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. The slides had been leaked - and the ministers then decided to publish them in full. Above is one of the 13 slides from the press conference

The government claimed in a private press conference yesterday that up to 30 percent of coronavirus transmission is associated with pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. The slides had been leaked – and the ministers then decided to publish them in full. Above is one of the 13 slides from the press conference

This slide, revealed on Friday, was also shown at the meeting. It shows how high the infection rates are among young people

This slide, revealed on Friday, was also shown at the meeting. It shows how high the infection rates are among young people

Nadhim Zahawi MP told LBC, “I used to work in the service industry and I can tell you if you do business surveys, 98 companies or 100 companies are actually quite a representative sample. If you hold public opinion, 1,000 interviews is a representative sample. It's actually a pretty robust sample. & # 39;

Schoolchildren are prohibited from singing Happy Birthday in the classroom because they fear that the coronavirus could spread

Schoolchildren have been banned from singing Happy Birthday in classrooms because they fear the coronavirus could spread.

The children were told to listen to the song on YouTube or hum the melody instead of singing it in some schools.

Some schools have also banned birthday cakes from home to prevent transmission of the virus.

When singing, droplets can be left in the surrounding air, which means that infectious people are at risk of spreading the virus if they open their mouths.

It has not yet been banned in all schools, but people have been banned from singing in pubs and churches.

And the prime minister's deputy spokesman has been hot on his heels when he alleged restaurants are responsible for "the highest rates of joint exposure to Covid-19, especially for those under 30".

His claim comes after angry MPs beat the government up for giving them the "early analysis" numbers and criticized officials' decision to include a three-month-old American study from which they picked the numbers, to back up their claims.

The slides labeled "Cabinet Office" also alleged that grocery stores and bars accounted for up to 41 percent of the broadcast among those under 30. However, this was in stark contrast to Public Health England's own data that only four percent of Covid-19 outbreaks are due to the venues.

The NHS coronavirus app announced yesterday that it has only sent a warning to one venue since it launched two weeks ago, despite millions of check-ins and more than 16 million downloads.

Shadow Digital Minister Chi Onwurah told Sky News that this was "a clear contradiction" to government claims that pubs are an important source and said ministers need to "get a grip".

After ministers confirmed they weren't going to close schools, experts argued that they had few options left to reduce social interaction. That's where the virus is spreading – which means the ax may fall on the hospitality sector. However, many scientists have spoken out against tightening the measures – and urged ministers to learn how to deal with the virus instead.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty yesterday informed 149 MPs from the North and Midlands that a "significant proportion" of exposure to coronavirus is in the hospitality industry.

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