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Boris Johnson unveils new slogan "hands, face, space, test"


Boris Johnson unveiled a new coronavirus-killing catchphrase today: "hands, face, space, and test" when he reduced the lock – but some wondered if he had "invented it" and compared it to the heads of the children's songs, shoulders Knees and toes.

Others compared it to the bizarre moment last week when Donald Trump said he had passed a cognitive test by remembering the sentence: "Person. Woman. Camera. Man, television & # 39 ;.

The Prime Minister's other mantras, including "stay at home, save lives" and now "stay vigilant, control the virus and save lives", were always accompanied by graphics at his press conferences and hung on his lectern.

But today, Mr. Johnson reminded millions of Brits to wash their hands, cover their faces, and keep their social distance with the new phrase "hands, face, space".

Spectators noticed that the prime minister mumbled "It was quite powerful, I think" after he said it for the first time, and then repeated it regularly during his 30-minute live TV speech to the nation.

One wrote: "He makes it clear on the spot". Another tweeted: "Listen to Boris Johnson trying to compose a powerful children's song – hands face face face arms get a test (long sing). Sounds like they'll make it up if they join in. & # 39;

About an hour after the press conference, Downing Street tweeted a poster with the mantra "hands, face, space" – but the "get a test" may have been added by the prime minister.

Boris Johnson today revealed a new coronavirus-killing catchphrase: "hands, face, space and test" when he took the lock back

The Prime Minister's other mantras, including

The Prime Minister's other mantras, including "stay at home, save lives" and now "stay vigilant, control the virus and save lives", were always accompanied by graphics at his press conferences and hung on his lectern – but not today

Others compared it to the bizarre moment last week when Donald Trump said he had passed a cognitive test by remembering the sentence: "Person. Woman. Camera. Man, television & # 39 ;.

Others compared it to the bizarre moment last week when Donald Trump said he had passed a cognitive test by remembering the sentence: "Person. Woman. Camera. Man, television & # 39 ;.

Mr. Johnson said: “The only real tool we can use to control the spread of this new virus is human behavior. The only way to encourage people to behave in one way or another is through counseling.

"So you are absolutely right, we have to keep it as simple as possible, and therefore, to get to the point, it means: hands, face, space, wash your hands, cover your face in the settings we mentioned and keep your distance from other people you don't know them about. You come into contact with them for the first time and can of course be tested and isolated if you have symptoms.

"I hope that was pretty … you know, that was pretty punchy, I think -" hands, face, space and test ". I think everyone can more or less remember it. & # 39;

Previously, he announced that he would press the brake pedal to loosen the coronavirus lock, and announced that the mandatory wearing of face masks would be extended as he apologized for the disturbance that led to the reintroduction of restrictions in the north of England Oath celebrations.

Mr. Johnson used a press conference on Downing Street this afternoon to warn that coronavirus cases had "sneaked in". As a result, the government has no choice but to delay the further reopening of the economy.

He said that the planned return of casinos, bowling alleys and so-called close contact services such as beauticians on August 1 was postponed to August 15 at the earliest.

Galleries, cinemas and places of worship will be added to the obligatory wearing of facewear, and there will now be a "larger police presence" to ensure that people wear masks and respect social distance.

The announcements came after the government announced yesterday evening that it would partially impose blocking measures on 4.5 million people living in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The new rules mean that people are prohibited from intermingling with other households indoors or in a garden, as the government tries in some cases to slow the spread of the fatal disease after an increase.

The decision to initiate the action at midnight prompted the community leaders to accuse the government "A horrific abuse of power" because it came from the beginning of oath.

Mr. Johnson said: Given this increasing number (of cases), our assessment is that we should press the brake pedal now to keep the virus under control.

& # 39; On Saturday August 1st, we hoped to reopen a number of higher-risk hires in England that remained closed. I'm afraid we're postponing these changes by at least a fortnight today.

"That means that until August 15th, the earliest casinos, bowling alleys, ice rinks and the remaining close contact services must remain closed, indoor appearances will not be resumed, pilots of larger crowds will not take place in sports facilities and conference centers, and wedding receptions of up to 30 People are not allowed, but ceremonies can of course continue to take place according to Covid's security guidelines.

He added: "I know that the steps we take will be a severe blow to many people, anyone whose wedding plans have been disrupted or who are unable to take the oath now as they would wish, and do so I'm really very sorry but we just can't take the risk. & # 39;

Mr. Johnson said the extension of the requirement to wear a face covering will apply from August 8. In England, face masks are currently only required in shops and public transport.

He said: “We will extend the requirement to wear face covering to other interiors where you are likely to come into contact with people you don't normally meet, such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship.

"We now recommend wearing facewear in these environments that will be legally enforceable as of August 8th."

The Prime Minister said that "most people in this country follow the rules," but he asked Interior Minister Priti Patel to "work with the police and others to ensure that the rules that were already in place were properly enforced."

He added, "It means a greater police presence to ensure that face coverings are worn when required by law."

Mr Johnson had previously been accused of "disregarding British Muslims" after the government announced its decision to block Northern England last night.

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation said the move to ban 4.5 million people for at least a week will ruin the plans for thousands to celebrate the religious festival in Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire by Monday evening.

Boris Johnson announced today that after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, he applied the brake pedal to ease the blockage

Boris Johnson announced today that after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, he applied the brake pedal to ease the blockage

People wearing face masks have their temperatures checked before being allowed to go to the Manchester Central Mosque this morning to worship because the city and much of the northwest have been closed

People wearing face masks have their temperatures checked before being allowed to go to the Manchester Central Mosque this morning to worship because the city and much of the northwest have been closed

Worshipers are observing social detachment when they arrive at the Bradford Grand Mosque in Bradford, West Yorkshire today - but some religious leaders have said it was wrong to announce the closure at such short notice

Worshipers are observing social detachment when they arrive at the Bradford Grand Mosque in Bradford, West Yorkshire today – but some religious leaders have said it was wrong to announce the closure at such short notice

Blackburn with Darwen – the country's worst-affected agency – will be subject to the new rules, as will Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees and all of Greater Manchester

Health minister Matt Hancock was forced this morning to deny that he had targeted Oath when he announced the Covid 19 restrictions when the religious holiday was about to begin.

Mr. Shafiq said, “When the government announced that families had already traveled to their relatives' homes on Twitter, people had already started preparing for their oath. Making this decision on social media regardless of British Muslims is a terrible abuse of their power and shows how far they are from society. I condemn the announcement and hope you learned a great lesson from it. "

Labor Bolton MP Yasmin Qureshi said today: "It is irresponsible for the government to make a major public health announcement in a hurry on the eve of Eid Al Adha (on Twitter) without clarity or guidance."

But today a tory with a constituency on the fringes of the exclusion zone accused "BAME communities of not taking this seriously enough" as coronavirus cases have increased in cities with large Muslim and minority groups such as Blackburn, Rochdale and Bradford.

Craig Whittaker, Calder Valley MP in West Yorkshire, told LBC: “If you look at the areas where we've seen rises and falls, the vast majority – but by no means all areas – is the BAME communities that don't take seriously enough.

“We have areas with high occupancy rates – when several families live in one household. It doesn't have to be specific to the Asian community, but that's the biggest part. Look at the areas. You have Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees. Bradford and Kirklees have two of the largest populations in West Yorkshire.

When asked if he was referring to the immigrant population, he said, "Immigrants and Asian people."

The health minister defended yesterday's surprising announcement to fight the surge in coronavirus cases in the region, which he made in a series of tweets at 9:15 p.m. – less than three hours before the rules came into effect.

NEW LOCKDOWN: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T

Affected areas: Greater Manchester (City of Manchester, Trafford, Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Tameside, Rochdale and Salford), Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

You must not: Meet people you don't live in in a home or garden with, unless you've formed a support bubble (or other legal exception). Visit someone else's house or garden, even if they live outside of the affected area. Meet people with whom you don't live in other public interiors – such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centers, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions.

You may: Visiting pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centers, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions with people you live with (or who are in a support bubble), but avoid interacting with others.

Punish: Fines that start at £ 100 and halve to £ 50 in the first 14 days when paid, but double for later violations.

Source: Gov.uk website

Residents throughout Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees are no longer allowed to mix with other households indoors or in a garden to reduce Covid-19 infections.

But people can still visit pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, and places of worship as long as they are people they live with and avoid interacting with others outside of their bladder. The measures will be reviewed in a week, said Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

Mr. Hancock was asked today if the rules are aimed at preventing families from meeting for Eid al-Adha, an Islamic festival that will take place until Monday evening. There is a large Muslim population in the northwest. He told the BBC: & # 39; No. My heart goes out to the Muslim communities in these areas because I know the importance of celebrating oaths. & # 39;

There's trouble today as strict restrictions were announced on social media just 165 minutes before the block began. Many people in the zone are unlikely to know that the new blockage even started when they woke up this morning.

Union leader Keir Starmer criticized the move as "a new low for government communications during the crisis," while shadow business secretary Lucy Powell, MP from Manchester Central, described it as "a disaster." "Since there is no one who can answer some of the basic questions, I don't think this is the right way to build trust, take people with you, and maximize compliance with those steps," she added.

There is also confusion because in three areas, such as Rossendale, three confirmed cases of coronavirus have never occurred on any day since early July. In Trafford, Greater Manchester, there were about ten cases a day in a district with 236,370 residents, and infections are "very low" despite a small increase in cases, officials said this week.

Local MP William Wragg said: “Greater Manchester is not a homogeneous area. We always have to be on the safe side, but treating 10 districts equally is not the right approach. & # 39;

The tops in Oldham and Blackburn with Darwen were both driven by rising rates among Asian communities, city councilors said. Arooj Shah, vice-chair of the Oldham Council, confirmed that cases have increased in Oldham's Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities, which account for up to two-thirds of all cases in the city of Manchester.

85 percent of the new Covid-19 infections in Blackburn with Darwen were people with a South Asian heritage, who also make up around a fifth of the population of the community. Around 20 percent of Oldham's population comes from Bangladesh and Pakistan, compared to the average of 2.8 percent in England and Wales.

Health Minister Matt Hancock admitted today that the government had planned "more targeted, more specific local actions" in Oldham and Blackburn, but found that the coronavirus was "spreading", "so we had to take the action we took" .

He said, "The reason is that we have seen these increases across Greater Manchester and in the other affected areas."

The new closure means that in nine areas of the north:

  • It is now illegal for people who do not live together to meet in a private home or garden.
  • But people can still go to pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centers, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions with their household or support bubble.
  • Going to work is permitted, and civil marriage weddings and ceremonies in these areas can continue to take place. No more than 30 people should participate and it must be in a Covid-safe place.
  • Leisure centers, gyms and pools remain closed.

The move came out of fears that the UK is heading for a second wave following an increase in infections in European countries such as Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Croatia.

Mr Johnson warned of a resurgence yesterday when the UK reported the highest daily total number of Covid 19 cases in over a month. There were 846 new infections, the largest number since June 28, when there were 901.

Matt Hancock today denied targeting last minute oaths to introduce strict new blocking restrictions. Pictured: The temperature of a man with a face mask is checked before he is allowed to enter the Manchester Central Mosque

Matt Hancock today denied targeting last minute oaths to introduce strict new blocking restrictions. Pictured: The temperature of a man with a face mask is checked before he is allowed to enter the Manchester Central Mosque

The new measures affect 4.5 million people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire (Manchester Central Mosque this morning).

The new measures affect 4.5 million people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire (Manchester Central Mosque this morning).

Government data shows that several coronavirus hotpsots in the north of England are gaining momentum

Government data shows that several coronavirus hotpsots in the north of England are gaining momentum

The decision to impose a short-term ban has caused a lot of trouble for members of the zone - and many are confused by the rules

The decision to impose a short-term ban has caused a lot of trouble for members of the zone – and many are confused by the rules

Scientists at Cambridge University earlier this week estimated that the R rate in the southwest and southeast had risen to over one (black number). They also predicted how many people across England were still depressed each day (red number), with an estimated decrease in cases everywhere except the South East and South West

Scientists at Cambridge University earlier this week estimated that the R rate in the southwest and southeast had risen to over one (black number). They also predicted how many people across England were still depressed each day (red number), with an estimated decrease in cases everywhere except the South East and South West

Health Minister Matt Hancock has banned households in parts of Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire from meeting in the house tonight from midnight

Health Minister Matt Hancock has banned households in parts of Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire from meeting in the house tonight from midnight

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY THE NEW RULES?

Greater Manchester (including the city of Manchester, Trafford, Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Tameside, Rochdale and Salford): 2,835,686

Blackburn with Darwen: 149,696

Burnley: 88,920

Hyndburn: 81,043

Pendulum: 92.112

Rossendale: 71,482

Bradford: 539.776

Calderdale: 211.455

Kirklees: 439.787

Total: 4,509,957

Hancock announced the new regional blockade last night and said, “The measures we have taken in parts of Northern England where we can see the number of cases increasing is about ensuring people's safety.

“What we saw is one of the reasons for this increase that households are gathering and ignoring the rules of social distance.

“So we have to act decisively and say that two households cannot meet indoors because this way we can help stop the virus from spreading. We can see a second high point in parts of Europe, so we took some of the measures we had to take. & # 39;

Shadow Secretary of State Lucy Powell described the way the government announced the new corona virus restrictions for parts of northern England as a "disaster".

On Times Radio, the Manchester Central MP said: "I think the announcement two hours before it takes effect is a breeze out of the blue.

"Since there is nobody to answer some of the basic questions, I don't think this is the right way to build trust, take people with you, and maximize compliance with those steps."

She said she was "not wiser" about the data that led to widespread restrictions in parts of Northern England, including in her own constituency.

"As a Member of Parliament, I follow the data very closely and I'm still not sure which data triggered this action so quickly in such a wide area," she said.

“If we had a much better track and trace system, we would be able to recognize the localized nature or the place where these transmissions actually take place much more clearly and more localized than would act across a wide area.

"We still get back less than 50% of the tests in 24 hours, and frankly that's just not good enough."

"There are a lot of questions here, and I don't know what data has changed so significantly in the past few days that it needs to take such widespread action, and I think I should know that."

Union leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized ministers for making the announcement shortly before 10 p.m. and on social media. He said: "The announcement of measures that potentially affect millions of people late at night on Twitter is a new low for government communications during this crisis."

Matt Hancock was grilled this morning on BBC Radio 4 Today about the latest restrictions in the Northwest and the decision to announce them last night at eleven o'clock.

Mr. Hancock defended the move and said: “If the Labor leadership in London don't believe that people in the north of England can follow social distance rules when they announce it, they are wrong.

“People largely stick to the rules when we introduce them, and we have to make changes because we're trying to fight a virus that spreads through social contact.

"One of the sad things about this virus is that it lives on the kind of social contact that we all love and that makes life worth living."

When asked whether the spikes were triggered in cases where people were confused, what they could do after the lock was released, and what they couldn't do, Mr. Hancock seemed to admit that the rules were no longer clear.

He said, "Well, we're bringing in more advertising to explain exactly what people need to do and to make it clear that the basics are still incredibly important – washing your hands, using facewear, and social distancing – and when you get symptoms must get a test. & # 39;

The health minister said the government had not closed any pubs or recommended that people in the northwest work from home again, as data showed that the "spread between households who visit each other and people who have family and friends." visit ”.

Mr. Hancock added, “One of the characteristics of this pandemic is that we in government have to make decisions quickly and then announce them quickly so that people can know about them.

"We did this with the local authorities, with local public health officials and with them about how we do it."

There were further concerns that the restrictions – which affect areas with large Muslim populations – were announced hours before the Eid al-Adha celebration began. Many compared it to canceling Christmas on Christmas Eve at 10 p.m.

When asked whether the late announcement was made last night to block the oath celebrations, Mr. Hancock said "No". He added: “My heart goes out to the Muslim communities in these areas and I know how important Eid celebrations are.

"I am very grateful to local Muslim leaders across the country who have worked so hard to find a way to host Covid-safe celebrations, such as celebrating oath in parks where more space is available, and Of course, outside is safer than inside. & # 39;

The Minister of Health was then asked why meeting friends and families in outdoor gardens is prohibited. He said: “Parks and public outdoor areas are the safest option because a lot of people have to go through a house to go into a garden and then you get more complicated rules. I think it's just a human tendency to get closer when you're at home. & # 39;

Union leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized the ministers for making the announcement shortly before 10 p.m. and on social media and described it as a "new low" for government communications

Union leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized the ministers for making the announcement shortly before 10 p.m. and on social media and described it as a "new low" for government communications

Public Health England data released last week - the most recently available - showed how infection rates have changed in the country's 10 most affected authorities

Public Health England data released last week – the most recently available – showed how infection rates have changed in the country's 10 most affected authorities

Are the cases in the northwest really on the rise?

Coronavirus cases are declining in an area of ​​Greater Manchester, although restrictions apply to the entire region.

Official NHS statistics show that infection rates in Rochdale have dropped 44 percent in the past week.

All nine other boroughs – Bolton, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Trafford, Salford, Bury, Wigan and the city of Manchester – have been hit by an increase in outbreaks.

Local Tory MP William Wragg said it was "not the right approach" to treat all 10 counties equally.

Stockport, home to 290,000 people, saw the largest increase in Covid 19 cases between July 21-27 – the latest data.

Fifty-five people were diagnosed with the disease across the community. This corresponds to a rate of 18.9 cases per 100,000 people – 150 percent more than in the previous week.

Trafford rose 94 percent to 39.3 percent and Oldham's quota rose 90 percent to 57.3 percent over the course of a week. This made Trafford the second most affected authority in England.

Wigan also saw a 127 percent increase in the past week – but the infection rate is much lower, and is currently 7.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the cities of Manchester (27.2), Bury (16.3), Tameside (16.0) and Salford (22.4), infection rates rose by 60 to 80 percent.

Bolton's rate rose 12 percent to 16.8.

The weekly rate in Rochdale – currently the seventh most affected area in England – fell to 27.3.

WHAT ABOUT LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE?

Health chiefs only provide ongoing weekly infection data for England's top local authorities, which are often district councils.

This means that it is not possible to see outbreaks increase in smaller regions unless the local health bosses publish the data they have.

For example, figures show that the cases in Blackburn with Darwen (down 9 percent to 83.3), which acts as a single agency, are still declining slightly.

But other parts of the county that are affected by the restriction restrictions – Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale – are all covered by the Lancashire bracket.

The infection rate in Lancashire is currently 10.9 to 6 percent below last week's rate.

However, local newspapers have reported that infection rates in Pendle and Hyndburn are close to 40.

Bradford – one of the three areas in West Yorkshire affected by Matt Hancock's tough new measures – saw cases increase by 1 percent. The data show that the infection rate is now 45.8.

Calderdale & # 39; s has risen 64 percent to 36.7. But the rate in Kirklees has dropped 23 percent to 20.5.

All three boroughs are currently among the worst dozen authorities in England.

The regional ban prohibits meeting another household indoors at home, and the police are empowered to enforce this.

Pubs and restaurants remain open, but customers are advised not to visit them with people they do not live with. However, the police are not believed to have enforcement powers if they refuse.

The current rules for England in general state that two households can meet indoors – even in a pub or restaurant – but should not touch.

Official data shows that coronavirus cases are declining in an area of ​​Greater Manchester, although restrictions apply to the entire region.

According to NHS statistics, infection rates in Rochdale have dropped 44 percent in the past week.

All nine other boroughs – Bolton, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Trafford, Salford, Bury, Wigan and the city of Manchester – have been hit by an increase in outbreaks.

Local Tory MP William Wragg said it was "not the right approach" to treat all 10 counties equally.

Stockport, home to 290,000 people, saw the largest increase in Covid 19 cases between July 21-27 – the latest data.

Fifty-five people were diagnosed with the disease across the community. This corresponds to a rate of 18.9 cases per 100,000 people – 150 percent more than in the previous week.

Trafford rose 94 percent to 39.3 percent and Oldham's quota rose 90 percent to 57.3 percent over the course of a week. This made Trafford the second most affected authority in England.

Wigan also saw a 127 percent increase in the past week – but the infection rate is much lower, and is currently 7.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the cities of Manchester (27.2), Bury (16.3), Tameside (16.0) and Salford (22.4), infection rates rose by 60 to 80 percent.

Bolton's rate rose 12 percent to 16.8.

The weekly rate in Rochdale – currently the seventh most affected area in England – fell to 27.3.

Health chiefs only provide ongoing weekly infection data for England's top local authorities, which are often district councils.

This means that it is not possible to see outbreaks increase in smaller regions in Lancashire and Yorkshire unless local health bosses publish the data they have.

For example, figures show that the cases in Blackburn with Darwen (down 9 percent to 83.3), which acts as a single agency, are still declining slightly.

But other parts of the county that are affected by the restriction restrictions – Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale – are all covered by the Lancashire bracket.

The infection rate in Lancashire is currently 10.9 to 6 percent below last week's rate.

However, local newspapers have reported that infection rates in Pendle and Hyndburn are close to 40.

Bradford – one of the three areas in West Yorkshire affected by Matt Hancock's tough new measures – saw cases increase by 1 percent. The data show that the infection rate is now 45.8.

Calderdale & # 39; s has risen 64 percent to 36.7. But the rate in Kirklees has dropped 23 percent to 20.5.

All three boroughs are currently among the worst dozen authorities in England.

Mr. Hancock said regional measures were imposed after a meeting of the Local Action Gold Committee, which includes Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, senior officials from the Department of Health and Public Health in England, and some ministers and senior officials.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said: "I ask all Greater Manchester residents - young and old - to protect each other by respecting these new requirements."

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said: "I ask all Greater Manchester residents – young and old – to protect each other by respecting these new requirements."

He later tweeted a list of what he "understood" by the new measures

He later tweeted a list of what he "understood" by the new measures

WHICH PLACES IN ENGLAND HAVE HARDER COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS?

The following locations have restrictions that differ from those across England.

Oldham, Greater Manchester

Tuesday July 28th

  • The residents are told that they cannot have "social visitors" in their home.
  • People must be two meters away from friends and family when they see them outside, and avoid hugging and shaking hands.
  • Nursing homes will not relax visiting restrictions to protect the elderly and vulnerable.

Friday July 31

  • Vulnerable and elderly people who have shielded were asked to do so for two more weeks.

Blackburn with Darwen

Tuesday July 14th

  • Five new measures have been introduced for all residents; Reducing the number of home visits to two; Encouraging residents to wear a face mask in all closed public spaces; Encourage people to be tested; Ask people to just push your elbows instead of shaking hands. Intensify advice and support for small businesses to ensure their security.

Saturday July 25th

  • The Department of Health announced that Secretary of Health Matt Hancock will sign new regulations to exempt Blackburn from changes to the national ban – the opening of gyms, pools, and other sports and exercise facilities.

Leicester

Monday June 29th

  • People were asked to adhere to stricter barring restrictions in a "local ban" for at least two weeks.
  • Non-material transactions were asked to close after the reopening on June 15th.
  • The city's bars, restaurants, and hairdressers didn't open as planned on July 4th.

Thursday July 16

  • Health Minister of Health Matt Hancock announced that the blockade in Leicester City would remain in effect for two weeks. This meant that the measures introduced in the rest of England to open the hospitality industry in Leicester would not apply.

Saturday July 18th

  • Additional restriction restrictions ended on July 18 in Charnwood and Blaby. These areas have returned to the national guidelines on social distancing.
  • In Leicester City and the boroughs of Oadby and Wigston, shops, schools and educational institutions that are no longer necessary can now be reopened. Single households can still form a support bubble with another household. People can still meet in a group of up to six people and only outdoors if they follow strict social distances.

Luton

Thursday July 23

  • All residents were asked to keep a distance of two meters from people outside their home at all times. Where this is not possible, a face mask must be worn in "all closed public spaces".
  • The residents were told not to make social visits to other people's homes or private gardens. When socializing with others, they must do so outside in an open space or park.
  • Large group meetings should exceed a maximum of six people (unless they live in the same house).

Friday July 31

  • Luton has been removed as an intervention area, meaning that gyms, swimming pools, and gyms that had to be closed can be open from the week of August 3.
  • Those who shielded were asked to continue until August 17th, but with slightly changed guidelines that will be communicated to them by letter or phone.

The closure extends over a much larger area than that of Leicester, which was imposed on June 29 and will be relaxed from Monday.

Pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants will reopen in the closed city on August 3, Labor MP Liz Kendall said last night.

People can also go on vacation with their own household, but leisure centers, gyms and pools remain closed.

Andy Burnham, the Greater Manchester Mayor, urged the locals to abide by the new rules.

He said: “In the past few days, the picture in Greater Manchester regarding the spread of Covid-19 has changed significantly.

“We have gone from a falling rate in almost all of our boroughs over the past week to a rising rate in nine out of ten affected communities in a much larger geographic area.

In Rochdale, the district where the falls fell, they are still too high.

“We have always said that we will remain vigilant and ready to respond quickly if necessary.

In line with this approach, I have agreed with the Minister of Health that it is right to act on a precautionary basis and now introduce modest measures to reduce the rate of new infections.

“I ask all Greater Manchester residents – young and old – to protect each other by respecting these new requirements. They are checked weekly; That is, the more we stick to them, the faster they will be removed.

“This is a place that is proud to take care of each other. We must remain true to this now by not acting selfishly and keeping an eye on the health of others at all times. & # 39;

However, Labor criticized the timing and manner of Mr. Hancock's announcement.

Sir Keir Starmer noted that when Downing Street closed its daily virus briefings in June, the ministers promised to continue holding conferences for "important announcements".

"It is difficult to imagine what could be more important," he said.

Sir Keir went on Twitter and added: “Nobody would argue to take local action to reduce the transmission of coronaviruses.

"But the announcement of measures that may affect millions of people on Twitter late at night is a new low for government communications during this crisis."

“Despite all the turmoil, the government has failed to provide a functioning track and trace system that would recognize local flares like this.

"The people of Greater Manchester now desperately need clarity and explanations from the government – and there needs to be adequate support for the businesses and people affected by the ban."

Tottenham Labor MP David Lammy added: “The government's Shambolic announcement to take local blocking measures on Twitter tonight is the result of the total failure to deliver the promised track and trace system to the country.

"Boris Johnson is sleeping at the wheel."

The first Scottish minister Nicola Sturgeon said the decision was the "right one".

She tweeted: “The UK government is right to act quickly if it believes the situation justifies it.

& # 39; But this is a sharp reminder that the threat from this virus is still very real. Please follow all FACTS advice and stay safe. & # 39;

Mr Johnson yesterday asked the UK not to be mistaken that the pandemic was over when he warned of up to 30 locations where outbreaks "bubbled".

During a visit to North Yorkshire, Mr. Johnson said that if the virus made a "harmful" comeback, there would be "real ramifications" that would jeopardize the economic recovery.

His cautious message came when Mr. Hancock warned that there was a "second wave across Europe" and that the country "must do everything in our power to prevent it from reaching our coasts".

When asked whether his statements risk hysteria at a time when infection rates in the UK are still well below their peak, Hancock told Radio 4 Today: "I am the Secretary of Health amid a global pandemic, So you apologize for worrying about the health of the British people and that is absolutely in my head.

Ministers were warned yesterday that the hysteria over the re-emergence of the virus would not be fueled. Labor MP Chris Bryant said: “It makes me so angry that the government is so easy with its language. There is no second wave in all of Europe. & # 39;

Mr. Johnson is also under pressure within his own party not to panic about the rise in infection rates.

A group of more than 30 backbenchers led by Henry Smith is expected to send him a letter today calling for airport testing to help travelers reduce the quarantine time they travel from an endangered country have to .

By the end of May, England had the highest relative mortality of 21 European countries compared to the Office for National Statistics. However, the worst affected nations were Italy and Spain, which suffered the greatest peaks

By the end of May, England had the highest relative mortality of 21 European countries compared to the Office for National Statistics. However, the worst affected nations were Italy and Spain, which suffered the greatest peaks

The manner of the nightly announcement was heavily criticized by Keir Starmer, who said the sudden statement was "a new low for government communications during this crisis."

The manner of the nightly announcement was heavily criticized by Keir Starmer, who said the sudden statement was "a new low for government communications during this crisis."

Leicester will reopen pubs and restaurants on Monday

Pubs and restaurants will reopen in Leicester on Monday, as will hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

Leisure centers, gyms and public swimming pools remain closed and restrictions on household visits remain.

The city went through an additional month of closure, which was imposed at the end of last month, while restrictions were lifted in the rest of the country.

And its residents hoped that the government would announce a complete end to its local ban.

Health Minister Matt Hancock, however, announced on Twitter last night that people from different households in Leicester and other parts of Northern England should not meet indoors.

The Mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby, told The Times: “We messed up the whole day. They wanted to make the announcement earlier, then at 4 p.m., then at 5 p.m.

"I have no idea what's going on. I don't even know who makes the decision, and it's certainly not about someone who knows something about our city.

"I just hope that they decide to let us out of this rough, city-wide barrier."

In Leicester's block, restrictions on schools and kindergartens were lifted last week and some non-essential businesses were allowed to reopen.

Mosques and other places of worship are also reopening, and Jon Ashworth, Labor MP from Leicester South, asked Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Adha "with their own household at home".

Liz Kendall, Labor MP from Leicester West, said the government's dealings with the local blockade were "totally shambolic".

According to Public Health England, coronavirus was diagnosed in around 164 patients in Leicester last week – 0.05 percent of the population.

Before the local lock dispute, Mr. Hancock announced a £ 3 million package for companies that could not reopen in Leicester.

He said, "I totally understand the huge impact that the block has on people in the city."

Lord Lamont, ex-Chancellor of Tory, urged ministers last night not to lose focus on the economic recovery and warned them against taking blanket measures for the entire economy.

He said: "The only thing we cannot afford is another total ban. The economy has a long struggle for advancement. & # 39;

The email earlier this week revealed that the Prime Minister is "extremely concerned" about the possibility that a second surge in infections may occur in the next two weeks.

His comments in the past few days are in stark contrast to his message two weeks ago, when he expressed hope that all social restrictions on distance could be lifted in time for Christmas.

Yesterday, Mr Johnson insisted that Britain had "massive success" in lowering mortality rates, but warned, "I have to tell you that we are considering a resurgence of the virus in some other European countries. You can see what happens in the USA happens. " United States.

“So as a country, it is absolutely important that we continue to keep our focus and discipline and not pretend that we are somehow out of the forest or that everything is over because it is not all over. & # 39;

Despite the increase in the infection rate, the numbers are still well below the high of May 1 when 6,201 cases were confirmed in just one day.

Mr Smith, whose Crawley constituency also includes Gatwick Airport, said last night: "Tests should play a much bigger role in giving people confidence in travel."

Do I have to cancel my wedding? Can I still celebrate oath? Your questions were answered when 4.5 million people in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire were affected by a new lock

What has the government announced?

Health Minister Matt Hancock said last night that people from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from midnight onwards in their homes and gardens.

Which areas are affected?

The new restrictions apply to the entire Greater Manchester area, parts of East Lancashire, including Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale, and Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees in West Yorkshire.

The same restrictions apply to Leicester, where the first so-called “local lock” was imposed on June 29.

What does this mean for the people living there?

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (DHSC) said the new measures will mean that people in these areas should not mix with other households outside of those in their support bubbles in private homes or gardens.

Households can go to bars, pubs and other restaurants, but two households shouldn't go together, the department added.

The DHSC announced that the restrictions currently in place in Blackburn that indoor pools, gyms and dance studios, gyms and sports facilities will remain closed will continue to apply.

Why is this done?

In a series of tweets, Mr. Hancock said that there was an increasing transmission rate in parts of Northern England.

He said this was due to the fact that "households are gathering and do not follow the social distance rules" and the new rules were being introduced to "protect the country".

How are the restrictions enforced?

The government said it would sign new regulations to make the changes "legally enforceable" and give local authorities and police forces powers to enforce these restrictions.

How quickly does the virus spread?

According to the latest figures from Public Health England (PHE), the infection rate is increasing in 13 of the 19 municipalities in the areas where the new measures are being introduced.

In Blackburn with Darwen, the rate increased from 83.3 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to July 20 to 89.3 in the seven days to July 27. A total of 133 new cases were registered.

Leicester has the second highest 7-day rate, although it has dropped from 67.8 per 100,000 population to 60.2 over the same period, with 214 new cases.

During the same period, the rate also rose in Manchester, Burnley, Pendle, Bradford, Calderdale, Oldham, Bury, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan, but fell in Hyndburn, Rossendale, Kirklees, Bolton and Rochdale.

Rochdale, Oldham, Blackburn and Pendle were on a PHE watchlist as "problem areas" after increased infection rates.

What is going on in Leicester?

The DHSC announced that restaurants, cafes, bars and hairdressers in Leicester can be reopened on Monday to ease restrictions across the rest of the country on July 4th.

Leisure centers, gyms and pools will remain closed, but cinemas and museums will open and religious ceremonies can take place, he added.

The department said all local restrictions currently in place in the neighboring neighborhoods of Oadby and Wigston will end.

But Mr. Hancock said that the social gathering restrictions imposed on Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire would also apply to the city of Leicester.

Does my household have close family members?

Your household – as defined by law – consists only of the people you live with. If you have formed a support bubble (which must span a single adult household, i.e. single people or single parents with dependent children under the age of 18), they can be treated as if they were members of your household.

What will be illegal?

It is illegal for people who do not live together to meet in a private household or garden, with the exception of the limited exceptions set by law. You should not take in or visit people you do not live with unless they are in your support bubble. If you live in the affected areas, you should not visit someone's house or garden, regardless of whether they are inside or outside the restricted area.

Can I still meet people in my support bubble indoors?

Yes. If individuals from single adult households (single persons or single parents with dependent children under the age of 18) have formed a support bubble with another household, they can continue to visit each other, stay overnight and visit other public places as if they were a Household.

Can I still meet people outside?

According to national guidelines, you can still meet in groups of up to six people in public outdoor areas, unless the group only includes people from two households. You cannot meet people who do not live in a private garden.

You should always distance yourself socially from people you don't live with, unless they are in your support bubble.

I live in this area. Can I still meet with my family and friends to celebrate my oath?

Due to the higher infection rates, you should not host or visit friends and family in each other's houses or gardens in this area. This will soon be illegal unless there are special exceptions. You shouldn't meet friends and family in any other place, including restaurants or cafes.

Up to two households or six people from any number of households can meet outdoors (except in the people's gardens), where the risk of infection is lower. If you do this, you should still distance yourself socially from those you don't live with and avoid physical contact.

You can visit a mosque or other place or worship where Covid-19's safe guidance applies, but you need to distance yourself socially from people outside your household. This means that a distance of 2 meters or 1 meter with weakening (e.g. wearing face coverings) is maintained. At this time, we recommend holding outdoor prayer / worship services if possible.

Can I still go to work in this area?

Yes. People living inside and outside of this area can continue to enter and leave for work. Workplaces must implement the safe instructions from Covid-19.

I live in this area. Can I still go to cafes, restaurants, the gym, and other public places?

Yes. However, you should only go with members of your own household – even if you are outside the restricted area.

I live in the area. Can people from outside the restricted area visit me in my house?

No, it will be illegal.

Do I still need to shield myself when I live in this area?

Clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer need to follow protection guidelines from August 1st unless they live in Blackburn with Darwen in the North West and other locally affected areas across England where the protection measures continue.

Can I visit a nursing home?

You should not visit friends or family in nursing homes, except in exceptional cases. Nursing homes should limit visits to these circumstances.

Can I still have my wedding if it is in the restricted area?

Weddings and civil marriages can still take place in these areas. No more than 30 people should participate in a marriage or partnership, where this can be safely housed in a safe place by COVID-19 with social distancing. You can find more information here.

No major wedding receptions or celebrations should be taking place at the moment, and any celebration after the ceremony should follow the more general social distancing policy, which involves no more than two households in one place or outdoors up to six people from different households.

Can I travel outside the restricted area to attend a wedding ceremony?

Yes.

Can I travel to the restricted area to attend a wedding ceremony?

Yes. Weddings should be limited to a maximum of 30 people and be subject to the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

People who live outside the restricted areas can travel to the areas to attend a wedding, but should not go to a private home or garden.

Can I still visit a place of worship in the restricted area?

Yes, but you need to distance yourself socially from people outside your household. This means maintaining a distance of 2 meters or 1 meter with attenuations (e.g. face coverings). At this time, we recommend that prayer / worship be held outdoors if possible.

Can funerals still take place in the restricted areas?

Yes. Funerals should be limited to no more than 30 people and should be subject to the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

People living outside the restricted areas can travel to the areas to attend a funeral.

Can I go on vacation in the restricted area or visit shops, leisure facilities or cafes?

Yes. However, you need to avoid getting in touch with people indoors if you do.

Can I drive in a car with someone I don't live with?

You should try not to share a vehicle with anyone outside of your household or social bubble. If you have to, try:

  • Share the shipment with the same people each time
  • Stick to small groups of people at all times
  • Open window for ventilation
  • Travel side by side or behind other people instead of facing them where the seating arrangement allows you to move away from each other
  • Consider seating arrangements to maximize the distance between people in the vehicle
  • Clean your car between journeys with standard cleaning agents. Clean the door handles and other areas that can be touched by people
  • Ask the driver and passengers to wear facewear

When is the blocking checked?

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the measures would be reviewed weekly.

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