Anyone who has traveled to Manchester from a Tier 4 area should isolate for ten days even if they have no Covid symptoms, health officials warn
- Greater Manchester's 10 Directors of Public Health issued guidelines Monday
- The isolation phase should begin on December 19th and visitors must stay indoors
- Even on Christmas Day, no visitors should be allowed into this house at all
Anyone who has traveled to Manchester from a Tier 4 area or Wales should isolate for ten days, even if they have no Covid symptoms, health officials have warned.
Greater Manchester's 10 Directors of Public Health issued the guidelines Monday night after much of the southeast was subject to new restrictions following the discovery of the new mutant strain of Covid.
The isolation period should begin on December 19th and visitors must remain in the accommodation they are currently in.
Other people who live in the house do not need to isolate themselves unless someone gets symptoms, but even on Christmas Day, visitors should not be allowed into this house.
Anyone who has traveled to Manchester from a Tier 4 area or Wales should isolate for ten days, even if they have no Covid symptoms, health officials have warned. People are pictured in St. Pancras in London on Saturday evening as they tried to leave the capital
Dr. Jeanelle de Gruchy, Director of Public Health at Tameside, said: “The new variety of Covid, which is becoming increasingly common in Tier 4 areas, is extremely worrying.
“It's incredibly contagious, and if you come in contact with someone of this strain, the chances of you catching it are far higher than the original strain.
& # 39; We are so concerned about the potential serious implications that we made the difficult decision of asking anyone who has traveled here from Tier 4 or Wales for Christmas to pretend they are this new variant would have, even if he has no symptoms and isolate himself for at least 10 days.
"Other people in the house do not need to self-isolate, but even on Christmas Day no visitors should be allowed into this house."
She added that they urge people to follow the same rules households used when asking school children to isolate themselves after coming into contact with someone who is positive.
The person is the only one who needs to be isolated, but if anyone in the house gets symptoms during this time, they all need to isolate and the person with symptoms will be tested immediately.
It comes after thousands of people left London over the weekend to join their families for Christmas after the city and surrounding areas plunged into Tier 4.
It comes as:
- The British could face food shortages during the festive season as the port chaos due to the French travel ban on Covid is set to last until Christmas Eve and Emmanuel Macron insists that truck drivers must register a negative Covid test before entering the country are allowed to enter.
- Number 10 has called for calm as panic buyers continue to queue outside supermarkets across the country – but Sainsbury & # 39; s has assured customers that all the ingredients needed for a traditional Christmas dinner are already in the country.
- Boris Johnson faces a growing Tory rebellion over his recent crackdown on Covid as Conservative MPs demand that the government recall parliament so ministers can "clean up" on the new mutant strain of the disease, which a top German virologist claimed that he was "not so concerned". Over;
- Chaos erupted at UK airports, with more than 30,000 travelers stranded and hundreds of flights canceled as more countries isolated the UK to contain the mutant strain of the coronavirus.
- The mutant coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading in the UK, is likely to be the dominant global strain, a SAGE scientist warned today, as Gibraltar became fifth outside the UK confirming a case of the new variant.
- The FTSE 100 continued to fall into the red, losing more than £ 45 billion in value as panicked investors reacted to the devastating economic threat of a tightened lockdown, the new coronavirus strain and the ongoing Brexit deadlock.
- The £ 220million-purpose temporary NHS Nightingale hospitals built to fight the coronavirus pandemic cannot be opened due to insufficient staff to care for them adequately, doctors have warned.
It is because the UK's second wave of Covid continues to worsen. Health bosses have recorded an additional 33,364 cases of the disease today amid fears a mutated strain of the disease is rapidly spreading across the country.
Health ministry statistics show daily infections increased 64.7 percent in one week, up from today's figure of 20,263 last Monday.
However, the deaths are still stable. The death toll today is 7.3 percent below 232 last week.
With fears growing that millions of families will have to live under draconian Tier 4 restrictions by Easter, the UK Covid crisis continues to escalate.
Which areas in England are in Tier 4?
Kent, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey (except Waverley), Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings;
London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); and
the east of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring).
Boris Johnson sparked anger on Saturday night after canceling Christmas for 16 million people in London and across the Southeast.
Shops, gyms, hairdressers, and beauty salons have closed again and residents have been told not to leave Tier Four.
Matt Hancock indicated yesterday that even after Christmas, stricter measures will be needed for the rest of the country. He said the disease was now "out of control" and repeated warnings about the Covid mutation which, according to advisors at No10, is behind the rapid spread. "Professor Lockdown" Neil Ferguson claimed the toughest curbs should "possibly" remain until spring, when millions of Britons have received their push.
MailOnline announced today that parts of the nation that have escaped the toughest measures have seen a dramatic increase in positive tests since early December, adding to fears that number 10 will have to take tougher measures after Christmas to keep the new variant of Covid in To take attack.
In Crawley, Sussex, cases have increased almost fivefold since the beginning of the month. The district's infection rate rose from 40.9 positive tests per 100,000 people for the week ending December 1 to 200.2 for the seven-day period that ended December 15.
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