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Boris Johnson "will ignore the rebellion and command Manchester into the third tier TODAY"


Boris Johnson is set to force Greater Manchester into a Level 3 lockdown today despite a riot by Northern Tory MPs calling for the Prime Minister to take care of the most important parts of the Red Wall.

Several Conservative MPs sided with Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham last night, who said the government was making Manchester a "sacrificial lamb" by pounding on the toughest lockdown measures – so far only imposed on Liverpool.

He said the north was being treated like a "canary in a coal mine" with experimental restrictions, claiming that if London were in the same position there would be nationwide rainfall.

But the prime minister will put Greater Manchester on the government's tier 3 list with or without Mr Burnham's approval – despite the mayor threatening legal action if imposed, reports The Daily Telegraph.

And Lancashire – the other area that the Joint Biosecurity Centre's Gold Command agreed upon should be upgraded – is about to join the Prime Minister and approve the toughest lockdown on the list.

The Level 3 lockdown would close all bars and pubs that do not serve meals – and prohibit indoor mixing.

In yet another blow to the Prime Minister's plan, the government's academic advisors believe Mr Johnson's regional three-tier lockdown system is doomed to fail.

They believe a more comprehensive lockdown is necessary, which could be enforced on every school vacation.

The deputy chief medical officer is believed to have endorsed the breaker plan and is telling executives in the north that a nationwide lockdown is the only strategy that will succeed.

It comes after Mr Hancock blew up Mr Burnham's interventions and urged local leaders to "overturn these party policies" and work with the government to "take the action needed in Greater Manchester (and) the North West" .

In a sign that his own party is experiencing a dramatic north-south split, local Tory MPs have now also turned down calls to include the region in Tier 3.

Sir Graham Brady, Chair of the 1922 Backbench Tory MPs Committee, said: "The case of Greater Manchester going into tier three lock has not been brought up."

Sir Graham, MP for Altrincham and Sale West in Greater Manchester added: "The MPs, Council Chairs and Mayor of Greater Manchester are widespread and oppose the proposal to introduce Tier Three."

Tory William Wragg, Hazel Grove MP in Manchester, said health ministers had "achieved the impossible" by uniting local politicians from all parties against the government's plans.

Jake Berry, former minister for the Northern Powerhouse and MP for Rossendale and Darwen, said many people in the area already "do not know or understand the rules" because they are in the "twentieth rulebook."

Pointing out that the Tories now have 80 MPs from the north after winning last year, Mr Berry added: "They are the majority of the Prime Minister and he has to look after us bluntly."

Another contributor to the backlash was the new Tory Red Wall MPs, who played a key role in securing the election for Mr Johnson last year. You had a conference call with Health Secretary Helen Whately.

Leigh Rep. James Grundy took a hard line with the minister while Bury North Rep. James Daly "attacked them heavily," a Times source told the Times.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's chief strategic advisor, Sir Edward Lister, had another call to the local Greater Manchester leaders that was viewed as equally unproductive.

Ms. Whately and Mr. Edward were unable to answer how hospitality workers on leave – those hardest hit by Tier 3 – could access their services.

They were also unable to provide MPs and executives with scientific evidence of Covid-19 transmission.

Labor Shadow Secretary of State and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said: “Despite repeated attempts to claim we are divided, Conservative MPs and Labor Greater Manchester MPs agreed with the minister this morning.

& # 39; We will support evidence-based interventions with appropriate financial support. We will not support this chaos. & # 39;

Placing large parts of the north in the third tier is central to the Prime Minister's plan to avoid national breaker lockdowns by taking action in the areas with the highest infection rates.

Downing Street said the prime minister wanted to move forward with "as much consensus as possible" but confirmed ministers had the power to force entire regions to the top level.

Ministers fear, however, that if the Labor side works with the Tory rebels, the government could be defeated in a affirmative vote on the regulations that would be required next month to keep them in force.

There are also fears that the dispute could undermine public confidence in the measures, even if they are imposed.

In other major developments today:

  • The Queen tried to send a reassuring message to the country as she returned to work without a mask and made her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since before the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Covidiot MP Margaret Ferrier will not receive police operations despite traveling 800 miles across the UK while suffering from coronavirus, Scotland Yard said.
  • Former government adviser Louise Casey has warned that imprisoned workers could be forced to "prostitute" themselves because government support is inadequate.
  • Up to 13 London boroughs have exceeded the infection threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 people.
  • Police chiefs have warned Mark Drakeford's plan to impose an "unenforceable" travel ban on English visitors to Wales from coronavirus hotspots.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Backbench Tory MPs Committee, said:

Sir Graham Brady, Chair of the 1922 Backbench Tory MPs Committee, said: "The case of Greater Manchester going into tier three lock has not been brought up."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) is set to put Greater Manchester on the government's Tier 3 list with or without the consent of Andy Burnham - despite the fact that the mayor has threatened legal action if imposed

Mr Burnham said the government was making Manchester a "sacrificial lamb" by knocking on the toughest lockdown measures - so far only imposed on Liverpool

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) will put Greater Manchester on the government's tier 3 list with or without the consent of Andy Burnham – despite the mayor threatening legal action if it was imposed

Professor Clifford Stott, a government academic adviser, warned that the attitude of Mr. Burnham and others could create confusion about the value of the restrictions.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today program, "When local leaders deny the legitimacy of government action, it creates the conditions that are less likely to be held by people."

However, Professor Stott supported calls from Mr Burnham and others for more financial aid and warned that otherwise some people might not obey the rules.

Mr Burnham said the "least" he would accept would be a full reinstatement of the vacation program, which pays 80 percent of the wages of people disabled due to the lockdown.

No. 10 said talks with local leaders would continue today. So far, only the Liverpool City region has agreed to move into the third stage.

Overnight there had been widespread instructions that the area, along with Lancashire, would be placed in the toughest third tier category.

The mood changed abruptly, however, after Health Secretary Whately held a conference call with local MPs.

Both Downing Street and the Treasury Department said there would be no advance payment for the new Job Support Scheme, which only pays two-thirds of wages.

Police say Wales' ban on English visitors to COVID hotspots is "unenforceable".

Police chiefs have warned Mark Drakeford's plan to impose a "unenforceable" travel ban on English visitors to Wales from coronavirus hotspots.

The first Welsh minister announced this week that he intended to ban people from areas with high Covid-19 levels unless Boris Johnson imposes UK travel restrictions.

However, the Police Federation of England and Wales said police work in Wales was already overstretched due to the pandemic and the new measures would make policing even more complex.

The proposals sparked angry political backlash when Tory MPs described the move as "stubborn and stupid" as they also accused Mr Drakeford of "guilty of small man syndrome".

Meanwhile, Commons chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg said "putting a border between England and Wales is unconstitutional" and warned it would place the police in an "insidious position".

Mr Drakeford defended his proposals this morning when he said police could use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to intercept visitors from restricted areas of the UK.

He also said vacation providers in Wales should not accept bookings from people in hotspot areas of the UK, as he warned that existing escape plans "can no longer be adhered to".

It came when Nicola Sturgeon endorsed Mr Drakeford's call for statewide travel restrictions to high incidence areas as she would not rule out a Wales-style ban on visitors.

No. 10 said the lowest paid would get nearly 90 percent of their normal income because they were eligible for Universal Credit top-ups.

But Mr Burnham said he was ready to take legal action against ministers if they tried to enforce the rules.

The Tory MPs uprising came as the UK recorded 18,980 more coronavirus cases and 138 deaths yesterday.

Health ministry figures show that daily infections rose just eight percent in a week from 17,540 last Thursday. Only 77 deaths were reported last Thursday.

Though rising, the numbers are still a long way from the darkest days of the first wave in spring, when more than 100,000 Britons got the virus every day and at least 1,000 infected patients died every day.

Speaking at a press conference in Manchester today, Burnham said, “Greater Manchester, Liverpool City and Lancashire are being set up as canaries in the coal mine for an experimental regional lockdown strategy to avoid the cost of what is really needed.

“The least they should offer the people in Greater Manchester who will be affected by these closings is a full and fair 80 percent vacation for all affected workers, 80 percent income support for the self-employed and an adequate compensation scheme for companies. So far they have not been ready to offer this. & # 39;

Mr Burnham's reply resulted in the humiliating withdrawal of Ministers from plans to force a lockdown in Manchester and Lancashire.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was expected to deliver the tier three news in a Commons statement. Instead, he simply told the House that "discussions are ongoing".

Speaking to reporters last night, Hancock said: "The situation in the Northwest is serious, the number of cases is increasing exponentially, the number of people in hospital with Covid has doubled in the past 12 days.

So I urge local leaders to repeal this party politics and work with us to take the action that is needed in Greater Manchester (and) the North West so that we can deal with this virus and support the people through it. & # 39;

He said now is "a time when people come together so we can control this virus" and "we need to act".

Mr Burnham said chief medical officer Chris Whitty told him that a national lockdown was the only "sure thing" to reduce coronavirus cases.

"But the government told us this morning that it does not want to do this as it will damage the economy," he said.

“And yet they want to force that on the northwest.

"That was our conclusion from meeting number 10 this morning: you are ready to sacrifice jobs and businesses here in order to save them elsewhere."

Earlier, Labor's Lucy Powell, who represents Manchester Central, said politicians were "unanimously angry" when she called Ms. Whately.

"We want action, but it has to be the right one because we've been living in tier two for almost three months and it hasn't worked," she said.

Wigan's Labor Front Bencher Lisa Nandy said: “Despite repeated attempts to claim we were divided, there was full agreement between Conservative MPs and Labor Greater Manchester when we called the minister this morning.

& # 39; We will support evidence-based interventions with appropriate financial support. We will not support this chaos. & # 39;

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Tory Backbench Committee and MP for Altrincham and Sale West, said the "case was not brought" for a tougher lockdown.

"Members of Parliament, Council Chairs and the Mayor of Greater Manchester are widespread and oppose the proposal to introduce Tier Three."

However, there has been a significant movement in the shift from tier 1 to tier 2 areas on the government lockdown scale.

Half of England will face increased lockdowns from the weekend after nine million Londoners are told they are facing tougher curbs to tackle a surge in coronavirus.

Tory MP Graham Brady

Minister of Health Helen Whately

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Tory Backbench Committee and MP for Altrincham and Sale West, said after a call to Helen Whately (right), the case for a tougher lockdown had not been brought forward

Labor's Lucy Powell, who represents Manchester Central, said the region's politicians were "unanimously angry" over the idea of ​​a third tier lockdown

Labor's Lucy Powell, who represents Manchester Central, said there was "unanimous anger" among politicians in the region over the idea of ​​a third tier lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was expected to deliver the tier three news in a Commons statement. Instead, he simply told the house that "discussions are ongoing"

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was expected to deliver the tier three news in a Commons statement. Instead, he simply told the house that "discussions are ongoing"

Coronavirus embarrassed MP Margaret Ferrier escapes police operation over 800 miles across the UK while sick for taking a test BEFORE new laws that could have fined her £ 4,000 fine went into effect

Covidiot MP Margaret Ferrier will not face police action despite traveling 800 miles around the UK while suffering from coronavirus, Scotland Yard said today.

Detectives who investigated the former SNP politician (60) said that despite potential infections of people traveling between her Scottish constituency and London – where she spoke in Parliament – she had broken no rules in England.

Ms. Ferrier was traveling by train and was waiting for the results of a Covid test late last month. She spoke in the House of Commons that evening and traveled back to Scotland the next day after being told the test was positive.

City Police said this afternoon that because Ms. Ferrier took a coronavirus test on September 26 and traveled to London two days later, she was unable to take action under the 2020 Health Protection Regulations as it did not come into effect until September 29.

The new law introduced a £ 4,000 fine for anyone who “recklessly” violated the lockdown.

The Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP has been stripped of the Nationalist Party's whip and faces growing demands to quit her job of £ 80,000 a year.

But she remains defiant and refuses to back off, blaming "jumbled rules" for her actions.

Mr. Johnson reviewed the proposals this morning after they were signed by the Gold Command group, including Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.

In addition to London, Essex, Elmbridge, Barrow in Furness, York, Northeast Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Erewash are all in the same category.

As of Saturday, residents will be prohibited from mixing with other households indoors, including bars and other venues. Socializing outdoors – also in pubs and private gardens – is still permitted according to the rule of six.

Offices and public transport may remain open, although the government's general advice to work from home wherever possible applies.

In total, nearly 30 million people – about half the population of England – will be in an elevated lockdown.

Mr Khan called for more support for the capital's hospitality industry, which the relocation could cripple. He warned this morning that Londoners are facing a "difficult winter" and reiterated his call for new national "breaker" measures next to the curbs.

The Health Secretary told the Commons he "hated" introducing new measures, but it was the "only way" to save lives. He said the cases were on a steep upward trend in London.

"If we don't quell the virus, we can't go back to our economy," he added.

In grim news, he warned: "It will get worse before it gets better."

But after the uprising there was no movement in Greater Manchester or Lancashire.

William Wragg of Hazel Grove said yesterday: “All the MPs, the Council Presidents and the Mayor surprisingly agree that the meeting we had earlier today was completely pointless.

"I might as well have spoken to a wall, frankly."

Meanwhile, a separate meeting with local authority leaders also appears to have been shambolic.

Sean Fielding, Chairman of Oldham Labor Council, said, “I am a long way from being a seasoned negotiator, but the GM (Greater Manchester) meeting was just a masterclass how not to do it.

Government opening address: We'll either do tier three with you or impose it. And then absolutely nothing is offered to get us on the side because there is no money.

The Queen tried to send a reassuring message to the country as she went back to business today without a mask, making her first public engagement outside a royal residence since the coronavirus pandemic hit the nation

The Queen tried to send a reassuring message to the country as she went back to business today without a mask and made her first public engagement outside a royal residence since the coronavirus pandemic hit the nation

Mr Khan has urged the capital to be moved from Tier 1 – which just means normal social distancing rules, the rule of six, and a 10 p.m. pubs curfew – to Tier 2.

However, he has sought more funding to get down the curb and there has been opposition from within the government, local councils and Tory MPs to the treatment of London as a whole, with infection rates varying widely across districts.

40% of cases in teenagers and 20s, says PHE

Almost half of coronavirus infections still occur in people between the ages of teenagers and 20, according to Public Health England.

Those in their late teens and early 20s appear to have fueled the second wave of the epidemic.

Thousands of cases are diagnosed in university students who returned to college in September and notoriously living in cramped dormitories and large households.

Working people over the age of 20 can also be major causes of infection due to their active social life.

There are 245 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people among 10 to 19 year olds in England, according to the PHE. And there are 253 cases per 100,000 in people ages 20 to 29.

Although young people are not at great risk of death if they get Covid-19, they can speed up community outbreaks that spread to the elderly, and they can also suffer from the long-term effects of "long covid".

Dr. Yvonne Doyle, PHE Medical Director, said today, “We are now seeing about 40 percent of positive cases in young adults in their late teens and early twenties, which is causing the disease to spread rapidly across the community and in the elderly spreads.

“And while there are fewer cases in older people, the likelihood that they will get seriously ill is far higher.

“That means we are also seeing a worrying increase in the number of people over the age of 75 being hospitalized. We must be prepared for the rapid increase in deaths as a result.

& # 39; This image is particularly acute in the north of England, with the north-west being the hardest hit area.

“I can't stress enough the importance of everyone following the guidelines to protect you and your loved ones. Wash your hands regularly, use face covering, and keep your distance. & # 39;

Mr Khan said: “Nobody wants to see more restrictions – but this is deemed necessary to protect the lives of Londoners through me, the leaders of the London Council and the Ministers.

"As part of our discussions, I also made it clear to the government that we need more financial support for London's businesses, workers and public services as we face more restrictions – and we will continue to do so."

Ealing has become London's new Covid-19 hotspot.

Government data shows the West London borough diagnosed 144.5 cases per 100,000 residents in the week ending October 9, topping Richmond upon Thames (137.9).

Ealing's moving average number of weekly Covid-19 cases for seven days rose from 132.5 on Wednesday to 144.5 per 100,000 people in the week ending October 9.

Some parts of the district are significantly more affected than others, according to the government dashboard.

For example, the infection rate for South Ealing is currently 293.6, Southall North is 274.3, and Elthorne Park is 295.3.

The government's coronavirus dashboard shows the borough moved from third to top in one day, overtaking Richmond-upon-Thames as well as Hackney and City of London.

Thirteen counties now have infection rates of over 100 per 100,000 people, which is one in 1,000 people who contract the coronavirus each week.

None of the 32 counties had crossed the threshold before this week, according to separate data from Public Health England.

The dramatic move has been criticized by some London Tories.

London Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey said: “Sadiq Khan's constant call for more restrictions and more bans is incredibly irresponsible. It's almost like he wants people to pay attention to something other than his terrible record as mayor.

& # 39; I fully support the government's decision to include London in the second stage. It's a sensible move that can help us avoid another lockdown while also keeping Londoners safe.

“To be very clear, the London economy would be hit hard by a second blockade. While keeping all options on the table is correct, we should do everything we can to avoid a second ban. & # 39;

Bromley and Chislehurst MP Sir Bob Neill said the "one-size-fits-all" approach to the capital was a mistake.

The senior conservative told Sky News, "I think it's a mistake. I think it's disproportionate to all of London.

Government data for London shows that case rates have increased - although the lack of testing at the previous peak of the outbreak in March and April means the numbers are not comparable. Deaths and hospital stays have also increased in recent weeks

Government data for London shows that case rates have increased – although the lack of testing at the previous peak of the outbreak in March and April means the numbers are not comparable. Deaths and hospital stays have also increased in recent weeks

SADIQ KHANAGE: PUBS, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS BLAST LONDON MAYOR FOR TWO RESTRICTIONS

Angry hospitality bosses today beat up Sadiq Khan for “cursing” London when they warned that the UK capital's immersion in the second stage lockdown will result in “catastrophic business closings and widespread job losses”.

London is ready for tighter controls from midnight tomorrow after a deal was struck with Mr Khan demanding even more money from the government and calling for a national "breaker".

Residents are prohibited from mingling with other households indoors, including in bars and other venues, while the rule of six is ​​still allowed to socialize outdoors – including pubs and private gardens.

Offices and public transport can remain open, although the government's general advice to work from home whenever possible continues.

Angry hospitality bosses, including restaurateurs, hoteliers and the UK's largest pub trade association, lined up today to warn City Hall that further restrictions on the coronavirus would wreak havoc on the economy.

It has now emerged that British hospitality chief Kate Nicholls has warned the Mayor of London that more draconian measures on Wednesday – a full day before London moves into the second stage – would lead to "mass loss of jobs" in the alone Capital up to 250,000.

In ihrem Brief an Herrn Khan fügte er hinzu: "Wir sind in eine neue Phase der finanziellen Gefahr für unsere Unternehmen, ihre Mitarbeiter, das Tourismusangebot der Hauptstadt und die sozialen und kulturellen Perspektiven für die Londoner eingetreten."

„Ich kann einige Teile Londons sehen, in denen der Test erfüllt ist, aber… es gibt eine Ansammlung von Bezirken im Südosten und Süden Londons, in denen die Raten sehr viel niedriger sind.

"Und obwohl sie zunehmen, denke ich, dass dieser einheitliche Ansatz für ganz London ein Fehler ist, ist er ein Fehler, da er den Unternehmen sehr realen Schaden zufügt."

Im Unterhaus betonte Herr Hancock seine Abneigung gegen die Verletzung der bürgerlichen Freiheiten. Aber er festigte seinen Ruf als führende "Taube" im Kabinett, indem er darauf bestand, dass Maßnahmen ergriffen werden mussten, bevor die Fälle weiter auftauchten.

„Die zentrale Änderung besteht darin, dass Menschen andere Haushalte in Innenräumen nicht sozial treffen können. Dies gilt in jeder Umgebung zu Hause, in einem Restaurant oder an einem anderen Ort. Die Sechserregel gilt weiterhin für alle Außenbereiche. Auch wenn Sie weiterhin zu offenen Veranstaltungsorten reisen, sollten Sie die Anzahl der Fahrten nach Möglichkeit reduzieren “, sagte er.

„Jetzt weiß ich, dass diese Maßnahmen nicht einfach sind, aber ich weiß auch, dass sie von entscheidender Bedeutung sind.

„Die Reaktion auf diese beispiellose Pandemie erfordert schwierige Entscheidungen, einige der schwierigsten Entscheidungen, die eine Regierung in Friedenszeiten treffen muss.

"Wir treffen diese Entscheidungen schweren Herzens mit dem einzigen Ziel, unsere Nation durch unruhige Gewässer zu steuern."

Er sagte: „In Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Führungskräften in Essex und Elmbridge bringen wir sie auch in die lokale Alarmstufe hoch, und ich möchte der Führung des Essex County Council und in Elmbridge, wo sie so hart daran gearbeitet haben, das zu unterdrücken, Tribut zollen Virus.'

Hancock fügte hinzu: „Die Infektionsraten steigen auch in Barrow-in-Furness, in York, im Nordosten von Derbyshire, in Erewash und in Chesterfield stark an.

„An all diesen Orten verdoppeln sich die Fälle in weniger als vierzehn Tagen.

"Für alle Bereiche, die die hohe Alarmstufe erreichen, wird die Änderung am Samstagmorgen eine Minute nach Mitternacht wirksam. Dazu gehören auch Barrow-in-Furness, York, Nordost-Derbyshire, Erewash und Chesterfield."

Aber Herr Hancock hatte keine wesentlichen Neuigkeiten über die Umstellung auf Tier Drei, sondern sagte lediglich, dass das Engagement fortgesetzt werde.

Die Ratsvorsitzenden von Burnham und Greater Manchester haben rechtliche Schritte angedroht, wenn sie ohne weitere finanzielle Hilfe in das „grundlegend fehlerhafte“ höchste Niveau lokaler Beschränkungen versetzt werden.

The mayor said he would "not give in to pressure" by agreeing to a local lockdown and said the extreme restrictions would be "by imposition, not consent". Die Regierung hat jedoch klargestellt, dass sie zwar mit den lokalen Behörden zusammenarbeiten will, aber erforderlichenfalls ohne deren Mitarbeit handeln wird.

Im Gegensatz dazu hat Lancashires Bezirksratsvorsitzender Geoff Driver gesagt, es sei "unvermeidlich", dass sein Gebiet in die dritte Stufe eintreten wird. Am Mittwoch wurden weitere 835 Fälle gemeldet, etwa 87 davon im Badeort Blackpool, wo Mediziner befürchteten, den April-Höhepunkt „auf unbestimmte Zeit noch einmal wiederholen zu müssen“, wenn sich die Intensivstationen füllen.

Herr Burnham und andere Führer von Manchester haben die Forderung des Labour-Führers Sir Keir Starmer nach einer landesweiten Sperrung von Leistungsschaltern unterstützt.

Sie "fürchten einen Winter, in dem große Teile des Nordens in Stufe drei gefangen sind", ohne finanzielle Unterstützung für Unternehmen oder für diejenigen, die nicht arbeiten können.

EALING ist jetzt Londons Covid-19-Hotspot

Ealing ist zu Londons neuem Covid-19-Hotspot geworden. Dies wurde heute bekannt, als bestätigt wurde, dass die Hauptstadt ab morgen Abend in eine Tier-Two-Sperrung versetzt wird.

Regierungsdaten zeigen, dass der Bezirk West London in der Woche bis zum 9. Oktober 144,5 Fälle pro 100.000 Einwohner diagnostizierte und damit Richmond upon Thames (137,9) überstieg.

Ealings gleitende durchschnittliche Anzahl von wöchentlichen Covid-19-Fällen an sieben Tagen ist in der Woche bis zum 9. Oktober von 132,5 am Mittwoch auf 144,5 pro 100.000 Menschen gestiegen.

Einige Teile des Bezirks sind laut dem Dashboard der Regierung erheblich stärker betroffen als andere.

Beispielsweise liegt die Infektionsrate von South Ealing derzeit bei 293,6, die von Southall North bei 274,3 und die von Elthorne Park bei 295,3.

Das Coronavirus-Dashboard der Regierung zeigt, dass der Stadtteil an einem Tag vom dritten Platz an die Spitze vorgerückt ist und Richmond-upon-Thames sowie Hackney und City of London überholt hat.

Dreizehn Bezirke haben jetzt Infektionsraten von über 100 pro 100.000 Menschen, was einer von 1.000 Personen entspricht, die jede Woche an dem Coronavirus erkranken.

Laut separaten Daten von Public Health England hatte keiner der 32 Bezirke vor dieser Woche die Schwelle überschritten.

The measures come despite the apparently slow Covid-19 infection rate in Manchester. Diese Woche gab es 448 Fälle pro 100.000 – verglichen mit 582 pro 100.000 in der Woche zuvor.

Nachdem Herr Burnham erfahren hatte, dass das „Gold Command“ des Joint Biosecurity Centre ein Upgrade empfohlen hatte, twitterte er: „Ich sagte, ich würde keinen Kommentar abgeben, fühle mich aber jetzt aufgrund dieser Regierungsbesprechung dazu gezwungen.

'At no point during tonight's briefing was this news communicated to us. The media said it again. Our position has not changed. & # 39;

As well as hospitality closures, Tier Three restrictions include a ban on socialising with other households indoors and in gardens.

Speaking at City Hall, Mr Khan stepped up the pressure on Mr Johnson to go for a two-week national 'circuit breaker' lockdown over school half-term this month – something the premier has so far said he will not do.

'Given how far the virus has already been allowed to spread – and given the government's complete failure to get a working test, trace and isolate system in place – I believe we also need action on a national scale – just as the government's own scientific advisers have recommended,' Mr Khan said.

'That's why I'll continue to call for a short national circuit-breaker.

'This could save thousands of lives, drive the virus down to manageable levels, and give the government more time to finally get a grip on its failing test and trace system.'

Eddie Curzon, the Confederation of British Industry's London director, said: 'Businesses are fully aware that public health must come first and have been doing everything they can to keep staff and customers safe, whether in pubs, shops, or offices…

'But this news will come as a severe setback to businesses across London – particularly in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors.

'While the Chancellor has taken bold and decisive action to support jobs and companies' cashflow, London businesses still remain under extreme pressure.

'It's vital that the Government, the Mayor's Office and London's councils continue to work effectively together and use whatever tools they have at their disposal to protect jobs and livelihoods.'

David Finch, leader of Essex County Council, welcomed the announcement on moving to Tier Two, saying it was 'recognition of the severity of the situation we find ourselves in as a county'.

In a statement, he added: 'We think the government has decided correctly, guided by the science and the fact is that the number of cases in Essex is rising exponentially.

'We understand that the move to the High local covid alert level may affect people's lives and businesses and understand the very strong feelings about this. However, we have a duty of care to the people of Essex, and we firmly believe that this is the best route to minimise disruptions, to save lives – not just for those with the virus, but for other patients as well – and to protect businesses.

Ex-homelessness tsar claims people in Liverpool will have to 'PROSTITUTE themselves to put food on the table'

Dame Louise Casey has claimed the offer of two-thirds pay for workers whose firms shut could see people 'prostitute themselves so they could put food on the table'.

In a blistering attack, the Government's former homelessness adviser warned new measures from Ministers to support employees not at work would not 'cut it'.

Under the furlough scheme, taxpayers funded 80 per cent of workers' wages until August, with the scheme winding down until it is closed at the end of the month.

A separate Job Support Scheme, which launches on November 1 and lasts for six months, will involve the Government paying two thirds of each employee's salary.

But this will only be up to a maximum of £2,100 a month and only if their employer is legally required to close their premises because of restrictions.

'These are difficult times for individuals, businesses and communities, but I know that as a county we will come together to support and protect one another – as we have done previously – and that acting sooner rather than later to curb the spread of Covid is the right thing to do.'

In a round of interviews earlier, business minister Nadhim Zahawi suggested the decision had already been taken on subjecting Greater Manchester and Lancashire to the most severe measures as he was asked about the meeting later between the region's MPs and health ministers.

He told Sky News: 'I hope that they can be at the meeting and make time for that meeting so they can hear from the chief medical officer, from the deputy chief medical officer, as to why we're having to take this action.'

Meanwhile, another furious row is ongoing between Mr Johnson and UK nations, after Wales announced a block on people travelling from coronavirus hotspots in England.

Critics have dismissed the step by First Minister Mark Drakeford as unenforceable and an attempt to 'ban the English'.

The SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford confirmed this morning that Scotland could follow Wales in preventing non-essential travel from coronavirus restrictions.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'We of course have the opportunity to put in place appropriate public health measures. What we can do, if necessary, is say that people should not travel from hotspots, whether they should be from in Scotland or people coming to Scotland from other parts of the United Kingdom.

“However, it is doing this according to an evidence-based approach that we deem it appropriate to protect people in all parts of the country from people who travel where they are not needed. When people have to travel for business, for work, and so on – essential journeys – they will still be allowed, but what we're talking about is non-essential journeys, where it's appropriate to do that.'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in Westminster for Prime Minister's Questions

Sadiq Khan warned this morning that Londoners face a 'difficult winter ahead'

Boris Johnson (left) leaves 10 Downing Street in Westminster for Prime Minister's Questions. Sadiq Khan (right) warned this morning that Londoners face a 'difficult winter ahead' as the capital moves to Tier Two restrictions

Liverpool City Region is still the only part of the country in the toughest Tier Three restrictions, after cases surged

Liverpool City Region is still the only part of the country in the toughest Tier Three restrictions, after cases surged

What is the difference between Tier One and Tier Two?

TIER ONE

Normal social distancing should be followed. Face masks on public transport and in shops etc.

Rule of Six on gatherings indoors and outdoors, and 10pm curfew on pubs.

TIER TWO

The Tier One rules still apply.

In addition, households are banned from mixing in any indoor setting.

That means that socialising inside homes and bars is off limits.

However, in pub gardens, private gardens and other outdoor spaces it is still permitted as long as the Rule of Six is obeyed.

In a press conference with mayor of the Liverpool City region Steve Rotheram on Wednesday, Mr Burnham said: 'My great fear is we're going to see a position where areas, one by one, are going to have pressure piled upon them to go into tier three, because that's an easier option for the government.

“It's cheaper, it puts all the pressure on local leaders without the support. I think a winter with most of the north trapped in stage three is going to be very serious. & # 39;

He said the Sir Keir-backed option, which would include a nationwide lockdown for two to three weeks, was "a better and fairer way to hold the country together without widening the regional divide".

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the government would pay two-thirds of the salaries of people who cannot continue working below level three – such as bar staff.

But Mr Burnham said the measures were not enough and threatened to go "legal channels".

Speaking to the conference, he said, "We're not going to accept that people will lose their jobs, their businesses will be stolen from them without adequate compensation, and what I mean by that is 80 percent vacation across the board.

“We would consider other routes – legal routes – that we could take to protect our many thousands of residents who will be in dire need in the run-up to Christmas.

“Not only would we fail them, we would try to support them, and that includes any legal action we could take on their behalf.

"We might even consider joint action in this area because we're not going to allow people to be simply put on the wall."

The political grappling comes as the UK's daily Covid-19 cases jumped 40 per cent in a week.  On Wednesday, health officials announced 19,724 more infections and 137 new deaths.

PM could impose 'urban circuit breaker' at school half-term

Boris Johnson is looking at placing millions of people in urban areas into a total 'circuit breaker' lockdown at half term.

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and the PM's assistant Dominic Cummings are said to be pushing for a two-week closure from October 26 – but limit it to the worst-affected parts of England.

This would allow him to appear to be taking decisive action in the face of wide-support for the measure but avoid handing a political victory to Labour leader Keir Starmer, who demanded a nationwide lockdown this week.

It would cover all areas in the top Tier Three Very High category but could also include some areas currently at Tier 2 High.

It came as it was announced London will go into Tier 2 lockdown from midnight on Friday night, with ministers expected to announce Greater Manchester would be put into the highest Tier Three later today.

Mr Johnson has not ruled out a circuit-breaker, but in a combative performance at Prime Minister's Questions, he said it would mean misery for millions.

He rounded on Sir Keir Starmer over his call for the UK to be plunged back into a national lockdown for a temporary period.

The PM is also likely to have stiff opposition from the Chancellor. Responding to Keir Starmer's call for a full circuit breaker, Rishi Sunak last night said Britain was already facing an 'economic emergency' – and said Labour 'do not seem to care about the long-term stability of the public finances'.

Last Wednesday, 14,162 cases and 70 deaths were recorded, along with 17,234 cases and a four-month high of 143 deaths on Tuesday.

By comparison, in the darkest phase of the first wave in March and April, more than 100,000 British people were infected and at least 1,000 died every day.

Mr Johnson sounded defiant on his local tiers lockdown plan on Wednesday, despite warnings from scientists that it is the 'worst of all worlds'.

In brutal clashes at Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Johnson dismissed calls from Sir Keir Starmer and his own SAGE experts for a 'miserable' national 'circuit breaker'.

He insisted that it be his job to balance the country's economic and broader interests with science.

But there are claims Mr Johnson is looking at placing millions of people in urban areas into a total 'circuit breaker' lockdown at half term.

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and the PM's assistant Dominic Cummings are said to be pushing for a two-week closure from October 26 – but limit it to the worst-affected parts of England.

This would allow him to appear to be taking decisive action in the face of wide-support for the measure but avoid handing a political victory to Labour leader Keir Starmer, who demanded a nationwide lockdown this week.

It would cover all areas in the top Tier Three Very High category but could also include some areas currently at Tier 2 High.

The UK's rolling seven-day average of daily infections — considered a more accurate measure because it takes into account day-to-day fluctuations — is 15,767, having soared from 3,000 this time last month.

And data shows that the average daily death toll is 91, after rising steadily from a record low of seven in mid-August.

Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico, all countries with much larger populations, have suffered more deaths than the UK at 43,155.

However, experts consider this to be an underestimate, as only patients are taken into account who died within 28 days of the positive Covid-19 test.

Can I still meet friends in a pub garden? Should I cancel half-term trip to Cornwall? Your questions answered as Londoners are plunged into Tier 2 lockdown with parts of Essex, Surrey, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Derbyshire

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

Nine million people in London are set to face tougher coronavirus restrictions banning households mixing indoors – including in pubs – from 0.01am on Saturday.

And London is not the only area which will be hit with the Government's second-harshest lockdown level at midnight tomorrow.

Residents of Essex, Elmbridge, Barrow-in-Furness, York, Northeast Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Erewash will also receive the new restrictions.

Tier 2 rules includes a ban on meeting socially with friends and family indoors and weddings will be limited to 15 and funerals to 30.

Gyms, shops, schools, universities, and churches will remain open.

You can find out the current alert level in your area with the government zip code checker by clicking here. Note, however, that this can change this weekend.

Here, MailOnline looks at what it will mean for all regions under Tier 2 lockdown from Saturday:

Can I still go to my friends' house on Thursday or Friday night?

Yes. Friday will be the last day when you can visit a friend's house for now, but you must ensure no more than six people gather – and you leave before midnight.

Can I have my friends from Saturday?

No. People are not allowed to meet with people outside their household or support bubbles indoors, at home or in a public place.

Can I see my friends in a pub or restaurant?

No. You are not allowed to socialize with friends and family in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them.

This includes private homes and other indoor spaces such as pubs and restaurants.

Can I meet my friends in a pub garden?

Yes. They can gather in groups of six outside in locations that follow Covid-secured guidance, including pubs, restaurants, shops, leisure and entertainment venues, and places of worship.

At least one person in the group should provide their contact details to the venue or check in using the official NHS Covid-19 app so that NHS Test and Trace can contact you if necessary.

Drinkers outside a pub in Westminster last month. From Saturday you can only have a drink with friends from another household in the pub outside - and not inside

Drinkers outside a pub in Westminster last month. From Saturday you can only have a drink with friends from another household in the pub outside – and not inside

Can i see friends outside?

Yes. You may still see friends and family who you don't live with outdoors (or whom you haven't formed a support bladder with), even in a garden or other outdoor space.

If you do this, you cannot meet in a group of more than six people.

Do children count in the rule of six outdoors?

Yes. This maximum of six for outdoor meetings applies to children of all ages.

Can I still meet people from my support bubble?

Yes. They still count towards a household that can meet indoors or outdoors.

In a support bubble, a household with an adult joins another household.

Households in this support bubble can continue to visit each other, stay overnight and visit public places together.

Informal childcare can also be provided through childcare bubbles (see below).

Is the support bubble affected by a tier change in London?

No. Your support bubble remains in place even though London has moved up a tier so you can continue to function as a household.

Can my friends visit if they are from outside London?

No. Also, if you live in a second tier area, you will not be able to meet indoors with people outside the area unless there are exceptions (see last question below).

Can I stay in a hotel or Airbnb home in London?

Yes. You can still travel to hotels and other guest accommodation in high alert areas, but you should only do this with people in your household or in the support bubble.

You can only live with members of your own household or a support bubble in a private home, which includes self-catering accommodation such as holiday homes, apartments or boats.

You can stay in a hotel or similar accommodation (e.g. a hostel or bed and breakfast) with another household.

However, you should avoid sharing rooms with people you do not live with or otherwise socializing indoors, e.g. B. in each other's rooms, in the reception areas or in restaurants and bars.

Can I still go on vacation outside of London?

Yes, with exceptions. You can still vacation outside of high alert areas, but you can only do this with people in your household or with a support bubble.

Can I still go on vacation to Wales?

Probably not. First Welsh Minister Mark Drakeford is proposing a travel ban on visits to Wales by people living in areas of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland with high levels of Covid-19 from Friday.

He said police in Wales could use number plate technology to catch people from UK coronavirus hotspots entering the country illegally.

Can I still vacation in a Tier 3 area like Liverpool?

No. You should avoid traveling to any part of the country that is subject to very high local Covid alert levels.

Can I still move home or see a house in London?

Yes. You can still move home. Real estate and rental companies, as well as moving companies, can also continue to operate, and people who wish to move home can still do viewings.

Do I have to end my current vacation outside London if it is in a different household?

No. At the time of the introduction of the new local restrictions, if you are currently on vacation with another household outside London but are from London and live in a private household and it does not make sense for you to shorten your stay, you should leave your vacation as planned break up.

The government advises that by the end of this vacation "every effort is made to reduce the indoor socializing outside your home and to follow local rules and guidelines".

Can I still use public transport?

Yes, but with restrictions. The government says you could continue to travel to places or facilities that are open for work, volunteer, community service or youth services, or for access to education, but you should "aim to where the number of trips you make." possible to reduce ".

If you need to travel, the government encourages people, if possible, to walk or bike, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and public transport routes. This is a great way to practice social distancing while traveling.

People wearing face masks pass market stalls in Covent Garden in central London today

People wearing face masks pass market stalls in Covent Garden in central London today

Do I follow Tier 2 rules when I travel outside of my territory?

Yes. The rules are based on the highest level of a) where you live and b) where you visit.

Therefore, if you live in London, you must obey the London rules everywhere.

However, if you are from a prime area and you are visiting London, then you must adhere to the London rules.

Can I visit my parents in an area outside of London?

Yes. However, you need to follow the rules that apply to where you live so you can meet them outside and make sure there are no more than six people around.

Can I still commute to London if I live in a Tier 1 region outside the capital?

Yes. The government says people can still travel to a high alert area, but "should aim to reduce the number of trips they make if possible".

Are the exceptions to the rule of six for children?

Yes. There are exemptions from statutory assembly restrictions for registered childcare, education or training, and supervised activities for children, including all-round childcare, youth groups and activities, and children's playgroups.

This means you can continue to use early years and childcare settings, including child minders, after-school clubs, and nannies.

Who can offer childcare in private homes and gardens?

Registered childcare facilities, including nannies, people in your support bubble, or people in your childcare bubble.

What is the definition of a child care bubble?

In a childcare bubble, someone in one household offers informal (unpaid and unregistered) childcare to a child under the age of 13 in another household.

For a particular childcare bubble, it must always be between the same two households.

Friends or family members who do not live with you and are not part of a support or childcare bubble are not allowed to visit your home to help with childcare.

Child care bubbles may only be used for child care and not to mix different households if this is otherwise not permitted.

Can I meet with a household from a different apartment on the property I live on?

No. The government's definition of a household is a person who lives alone or a group of people (not necessarily related) who live at the same address and share cooking facilities and a living room, sitting room, or dining area.

A household can consist of a single family, more than one family, or no family in the case of a group of unrelated people.

Therefore, people who live in different independent apartments cannot meet.

Can I visit my grandparents in a nursing home?

No, with exceptions. You should only visit a nursing home in exceptional cases, for example to visit someone who is at the end of their life.

Will the stores still be open?

Yes. Non-essential retail stores as well as important stores will remain open to customers.

Will I be fined if I am caught meeting in an illegal group?

Yes. Meetings in larger groups are illegal, although there are certain exceptions (see last question).

The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and imposing fixed fines.

You can be fined £ 200 for the first offense, which doubles to a maximum of £ 6,400 for further offenses.

If you hold or are involved in an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can impose a fine of £ 10,000.

Newlyweds Lucy and James Bone after their wedding at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Ingram, Northumberland on July 4th - weddings were allowed again

Newlyweds Lucy and James Bone after their wedding at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Ingram, Northumberland on July 4th – weddings were allowed again

Can i attend a wedding?

Yes, with restrictions. Up to 15 people can attend weddings or equivalent ceremonies and receptions where the organizer has carried out a risk assessment and "has taken all reasonable steps to limit the risk of transmitting the virus".

However, receptions should be seated meals to ensure people can keep their distance from one another and should not be held in private homes.

Can I attend a funeral?

Yes, with restrictions. Up to 30 people can attend a funeral. Guards and other memorial events are allowed with up to 15 people, but these cannot take place in private apartments.

If food or drink is consumed, it should be in the form of a seated meal.

Anyone working at a wedding, civil ceremony, reception, state of wakefulness, or funeral is generally not counted as part of the limit.

People living in a Tier 1 area outside of London can travel to the capital to attend an event. However, you are not allowed to meet with another household indoors.

Can I still go to church?

Yes. You can still visit places of worship for worship in London. However, you are not allowed to talk to anyone outside your household or the support bubble.

Can I take an indoor exercise course?

Yes, with restrictions. Indoor exercise classes and other activity groups can only continue if households or support bubbles do not mix. Where groups are likely to mingle, these activities should not be continued.

There are exceptions that allow disability and youth sports as well as physical activity indoors in any number.

Can I still do sports outdoors?

Yes. You can practice sports and physical activity outdoors, according to the guidelines of national sports federations.

Can I have another street party?

Yes, but as long as it's outside and there aren't six people around, follow Covid's restrictions.

Can a handyman come into my house?

Yes. A trader can go into a household without breaking the rules when he's there for work.

What if I am Clinically Prone?

The government advises that those aged 70 and over, pregnant women, or those with an underlying health condition can go outside as much as they want, but "should still try to keep your general social interactions down".

Should I share a car with someone outside my household?

No, in most cases. The government says it is difficult to socially distance yourself while driving, and coronavirus transmission may occur in this context.

So, you should avoid traveling with anyone outside of your household or support bubble unless you can practice social distancing.

Does the 10pm curfew still apply to pubs and restaurants?

Yes. Certain businesses that sell food or beverages on their premises are still required to close between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

Companies and venues that sell food for consumption off-site can also do so after 10:00 p.m., provided this is done via a delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through. Orders must be placed by phone, online or by post.

A group of women carry their drinks in the Soho borough of London after the 10pm curfew began last month

A group of women carry their drinks in the Soho borough of London after the 10pm curfew began last month

Are restaurants on motorways still exempt from curfew?

Yes. Restaurants in ports, in the transport service and in motorway service stations do not have to close at 10 p.m., but are not allowed to serve alcohol after this time.

Can I still go to work in the office?

Yes, with exceptions. The government advises that "office workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter".

It adds: "If an employer, in consultation with his employee, judges that an employee can perform normal duties from home, he should do so."

Public sector workers in essential services, including educational institutions, should continue to work when necessary.

The government also says that "anyone else who cannot work from home should go to their place of work".

People classified as clinically extremely at risk can go to work as long as the workplace is Covid-safe, but should work from home if possible.

Can I still go to school or college?

Yes. The government has "prioritized to ensure that all children can attend school safely, to promote their wellbeing and education, and to serve working parents and guardians".

Can I still go to university?

Yes. Universities have re-accepted the students and the students are allowed to move home and travel there.

However, those in Tier 2 are not allowed to move between their permanent place of residence and their term address during the term – subject to limited exceptions.

Students who live in a high alert area at their semester address should follow the same guidelines for meeting other people and traveling as others in the area.

Students wear protective face masks on the first day of school at Outwood Academy Adwick in Doncaster on September 2nd when schools in England reopened to students after the lockdown

Students wear protective face masks on the first day of school at Outwood Academy Adwick in Doncaster on September 2nd when schools in England reopened to students after the lockdown

Can i commute to London? High alert area to go to university?

Yes. Commuter students – defined as those who live in a family home and travel to / from university every day – should be able to travel to / from their university as needed for educational purposes.

However, you are not allowed to meet people who do not live in their house in the area with them unless they are in your household, childcare facility, or support bubble

Also, you cannot take in people who you do not live in your home with if they live in the affected area unless they are in your childcare or support bubble

You are also not allowed to meet people who you do not live with in their dormitories, either in or out of the area, unless they are in your childcare or support bubble.

If you move out of, or currently live outside of, an affected area you should not host people you do not live with in your home or student halls if they live in a high alert level area, unless they're in your household, support bubble or childcare bubble.

Will Memorial Sunday take place in the cenotaph?

Yes, with restrictions. Remembrance Sunday at the cenotaph is on November 8th but is closed to the public.

Crowds are not allowed to go to church and are asked to mark the day at home. The usual advance of the Royal British Legion has also been canceled.

It is expected that members of the royal family and dignitaries will continue to lay wreaths to remember those who have fallen.

What are the exceptions for people from different households congregating?

  • in a legally permitted support bubble or child care bubble
  • for work, volunteering, to provide voluntary or community service
  • for registered childcare, education or training
  • for agreements in which children do not live in the same household as their parents or legal guardians
  • for potential adoptive parents to meet a child or children who can be placed with them
  • for supervised activities for children, including all-round care (before and after school), youth groups and activities, and children's play groups
  • for birth partners
  • to see someone dying
  • To provide emergency aid, to avoid injury or illness or to avoid the risk of injury
  • to fulfill a legal obligation, such as B. participation in a court or jury service
  • To provide care or support for vulnerable people
  • to facilitate a move
  • for top athletes and their coaches, if this is necessary for competition and training, and for parents or guardians if they are a child
  • for outdoor exercises and dance classes, organized outdoor sports and licensed outdoor activities
  • Indoor organized team sports for disabled people and youth sports
  • Self-help groups with up to 15 participants – formally organized groups for mutual help, therapy or other support (not in private apartments)
  • Protests – if organized in accordance with Covid Safe guidelines

H.How long Will the rules be in place?

The government must review which areas are regulated at least every 14 days, with the first scheduled by October 28th.

The restrictions themselves must be reviewed every 28 days, with the first scheduled to be in place by November 11th. The restrictions themselves expire in six months.

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