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Fifty Northern Tory MPs call for a "roadmap out of lockdown": Boris Johnson faces a "red wall" revolt


WHAT ARE THE THREE RULES? AND WHEN DO YOU COME INTO FORCE?

Warrington will be subject to the third tier lockout rules from midnight.

Nottingham City, Gedling, Broxtowe and Rushcliffe will be part of the third stage from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.

NEW RULES

  • People are not allowed to come into contact with anyone they do not live with or with whom they have not formed a bubble of support, indoors, in private gardens, or in most of the outdoor locations where hospitality and ticketed events are held.
  • People are not allowed to socialize in a group of more than six people in an outdoor public area such as a park or beach, in the country, in a public garden or in a sports venue.
  • All pubs and bars must close unless they are serving essential meals. Alcohol may only be served next to such a meal.

OTHER GUIDELINES

  • People should try to avoid traveling outside of very high alert or entering an area with very high alert except for work, education or welfare, or to travel through on an extended trip.
  • Residents should avoid staying in any other part of the UK and others should avoid staying in a very alarmed area.

More than 50 Conservative MPs in constituencies of the "Red Wall" are demanding from the Prime Minister an economic plan after the coronavirus for the north of England and a "Roadmap out of Lockdown".

A letter to Boris Johnson of the Northern Research Group – a newly formed alliance of Tory MPs led by former Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry – outlines the group's demands, including a tailored stimulus plan for the North.

Mr Berry says the virus could widen the north-south divide and "send the north in the opposite direction," Sky News reports. His group is now calling on Mr Johnson to “level” the north – something the Prime Minister claimed he would after making conservative gains in the region in the general election.

It happens that around 8 million people in England will have to live under the toughest Covid-19 restrictions by the end of the week after officials confirmed four separate parts of Nottinghamshire were put into lockdown after three days of crunch talks from midnight onwards the third tier will be transferred to the government.

Officials have agreed to take draconian measures in Nottingham City, Gedling, Broxtowe and Rushcliffe to shut down the gearbox. This means that all pubs and bars must close unless they serve meals while people are prohibited from mingling with someone they do not live with indoors or in private gardens and beer gardens.

Northern Research Group MPs describe how severe local restrictions are affecting the region and how the local economy will continue to suffer. Many lose their jobs and face the prospect of closing their shops.

Rep for Rossendale and Darwen, Mr Berry, said: “The virus has clearly exposed the profound structural and systemic handicaps of our communities and threatens to widen the disparities between north and south.

“Our constituents have been hardest hit by this virus as they have lost many jobs, businesses and livelihoods. Never before has there been a more pertinent and urgent political and economic case to aid those living in the north.

"Instead of pushing our shared ambitions, the cost of COVID and the virus itself threatens to turn the north around."

The upcoming increased restrictions – expected to be officially announced tomorrow by No 10 – were announced just hours after ministers finally confirmed that Warrington will be subject to the toughest of measures from midnight tonight after being closed in cases under 60 had come a rise. The Minister of Health today insisted it was "time to take action" and warned again that "sacrifices must be made" to combat the disease.

Nottingham East MP Nadia Whittome responded to the city's Tier 3 restrictions, saying in a statement it was "regrettable that Nottingham is going to adopt Tier 3 restrictions later this week".

She added, “This situation was totally preventable if we had put in place an adequate track and trace system and the government had given people financial assistance to stay at home rather than encouraging re-opening of jobs and social spaces before then this system was fully functional.

"Nottingham City Council understands that the government's proposals are insufficient to cover the costs of protecting health, livelihoods and businesses in Nottingham."

The Labor MP added: “While we wait for further details and clarity on the proposals, the government urgently needs to change its stance on the Nottingham MPs and sit with us at the table.

"I will continue to struggle to find a financial solution that adequately reflects the needs of our city and my constituents."

In other coronavirus developments in the UK today:

  • There was confusion over the UK's self-isolation rules after Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon suggested that England and Scotland might have different quarantine policies.
  • Welsh "trolley police" aroused anger after women in Tesco were told they could not buy sanitary towels because they were not strictly necessary.
  • Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure to turn around plans to reintroduce VAT on sales of personal protective equipment (PPE) as Labor referred to the move as a "mask tax".
  • Older people who have been given the Oxford University vaccine will get protection against Covid-19, according to study results, as Matt Hancock claimed the first doses could be ready before Christmas.
  • The UK coronavirus outbreak has slowed significantly since the beginning of the month, according to a MailOnline analysis that indicated the latest series of lockdown restrictions are successfully flattening the second curve.
  • The UK is now seeing more Covid-19 deaths per day than the US for the first time since June.

Greater Manchester Conservative MP for Hazel Grove William Wragg said the coronavirus has only "exacerbated" the need for "good business for the north". "On a pan-northern basis, we can work with the government to create wealth and opportunity for our constituents and to better rebuild them after COVID," he said.

A letter to Boris Johnson of the Northern Research Group – a newly formed alliance of Tory MPs led by former Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry (left) – outlines the group's demands, including a tailored stimulus plan for the North . Greater Manchester Conservative MP William Wragg (right) said the coronavirus has only "exacerbated" the need for "good business for the north". "On a pan-northern basis, we can work with the government to create prosperity and opportunity for our constituents and to rebuild better after COVID," he said

Prime Minister Boris Johnson checks the hospital meal at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on October 26th

Prime Minister Boris Johnson checks the hospital meal at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on October 26th

NOTTINGHAM CITY: Department of Health statistics show how the number of daily Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Nottingham has decreased since the beginning of the month. The numbers refer to the date the sample was taken - not the time it was recorded as positive. Because of this, the numbers are delayed by a few days

NOTTINGHAM CITY: Department of Health statistics show how the number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed daily in Nottingham has decreased since the beginning of the month. The numbers refer to the date the sample was taken – not the time it was recorded as positive. Because of this, the numbers are delayed by a few days

GEDLING: Daily infections appear stable in Gedling, a district of Nottinghamshire that is home to around 120,000 people. The cases increased in late September and increased rapidly until about two weeks ago

GEDLING: Daily infections appear stable in Gedling, a district of Nottinghamshire that is home to around 120,000 people. The cases increased in late September and increased rapidly until about two weeks ago

BROXTOWE: In Broxtowe, another part of Nottinghamshire, the infections also seem to have stabilized. Locals say they will be hit by the toughest Tier 3 restrictions

BROXTOWE: Infections also appear to have stabilized in Broxtowe, another Nottinghamshire borough that locals say will face the toughest Tier 3 restrictions

RUSHCLIFFE: The Rushcliffe cases also seem to have stabilized. It has been reported that the other parts of Nottinghamshire - Ashfield, Mansfield, Newark, and Sherwood and Bassetlaw - will remain in Tier Two

RUSHCLIFFE: The Rushcliffe cases also seem to have stabilized. It has been reported that the other parts of Nottinghamshire – Ashfield, Mansfield, Newark, and Sherwood and Bassetlaw – will remain in Tier Two

Greater Manchester Conservative MP for Hazel Grove William Wragg said the coronavirus has only "exacerbated" the need for "good business for the north".

"On a pan-northern basis, we can work with the government to create prosperity and opportunity for our constituents and to rebuild better after COVID," he said.

It came as health chiefs today announced an additional 20,890 Covid-19 cases across the UK, up just 11 percent from 18,804 last Monday, as there is growing evidence that the second wave is gradually waning. Health ministry chiefs also declared 102 more laboratory-confirmed deaths, up 27.5 percent from the 80 recorded around that time last week.

There are currently more than 7 million people living under tier-three locks in England, including Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and much of South Yorkshire – but that number will climb to around 8 million by Thursday. Another 19 million are in the second tier, which means they are not allowed to meet their friends and family indoors.

England has so far opposed calls by Number 10's Scientific Advisory Board, SAGE, to introduce a "breaker" in fears that it could cripple an already fragile economy brought about by the UK's first blanket lockdown, Boris Johnson imposed on March 23, lies in ruins.

But it does mean England is still the unusual. Wales is currently in a 17 day embargo. But the rules of the nation have turned into further chaos today after ministers insisted that people cannot buy essential goods in supermarkets – but only if they are essential. Supermarkets have chosen to tape up shelves with normal goods to make sure customers obey the rules, block entire aisles or cover them with plastic.

Scotland has been exposed to a "breaker" for a fortnight. In large parts of the country, bars and restaurants are no longer allowed to serve alcohol and are closed. And Northern Ireland is currently in the middle of a four-week lockdown.

Matt Hancock today refused to rule out a tougher set of Tier 4 requirements after reports that another tier is being considered to combat England's surge in infections. And the health minister claimed the areas would need to show evidence that their infection rate is "dropping", especially among those over 60, before they could be excluded from the toughest of measures.

WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR DIFFERENT LOCKDOWN ANIMALS?

LEVEL ONE

Tier 1 restrictions reflect the restrictions already in place across England.

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

ANIMAL TWO

Level two restrictions mean that people are prohibited from interacting with anyone outside their household or assisting bubbles indoors

Two households are allowed to meet in a private garden and in public outdoor areas, provided that the rule of six and social distancing are observed.

Traders – such as plumbers and electricians – can still go to work in a household.

ANIMAL THREE

Restaurants can be open, but only until 10 p.m.

Pubs and bars must be closed unless they also function as a restaurant.

This definition extends to pubs that sell "large" meals that, like restaurants, are allowed to remain open, but only serve alcohol to people eating a meal.

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

Overnight stays by people outside these "high-risk areas" are also prohibited. Households are not allowed to mix indoors or outdoors.

Last week, officials announced that Warrington – home to around 210,000 people – will be added to the growing list of Tier 3 regions starting this Thursday after Council Chairs approved a £ 6 million government aid package to save jobs and protect livelihoods and support testing.

Local bosses warned that the cases were "persistently high" and that the tougher measures were "necessary and proportionate". The Warrington Council announced this weekend that the date had been postponed to "urgently cut the number of cases" – despite government statistics suggesting the city's Covid-19 outbreak is not rising anytime soon like in old times.

Mr. Hancock confirmed the decision today. He said, “Warrington infection rates are rising and we have agreed with local executives that it is time to take action. I know these new measures will mean that the people of Warrington will have to make sacrifices, and I want to thank each and every one of them for realizing the gravity of the situation and for abiding by the rules. & # 39;

The stricter rules for the Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe council areas will come into force on Thursday. Details of the measures are expected to be announced on Tuesday.

Local health officials failed to reach an agreement with ministers last week and only accepted stricter measures for the four counties across the county during the crunch talks held tonight.

In a joint statement, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council said: "The Nottingham, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe Council areas will be moved to tier three Covid-19 restrictions following talks between the government and council presidents.

'These measures will take effect one minute after midnight on Thursday October 29th. The new measures expire in 28 days and are closely monitored by the government and local partners.

& # 39; The unified package of measures for these specific areas will be officially announced tomorrow (Tuesday, October 27) and it has been agreed to sustainably reduce infection rates, in particular to protect our vulnerable residents, the NHS and social services.

“A support package, similar to that provided in other parts of the country, has been agreed to help residents and businesses that will be affected by the new restrictions.

ARE OUTBREAKS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND WARRINGTON REALLY GETTING WORSE?

NOTTINGHAM

Falls on October 18th: 154

Seven-day rolling average: 232.9

% Change in the previous week:: Low 40.2% (389.7)

Weekly infection rate: 540.1

GEDLING

Falls on October 18th: 39

Seven-day rolling average: 68.7

% Change in the previous week:: Above 1.9% (67.4)

Weekly infection rate: 413.1

BROXTOWE

Falls on October 18th: 41

Seven-day rolling average: 58

% Change in the previous week:: Above 14.6% (50.6)

Weekly infection rate: 350.8

RUSHCLIFFE

Falls on October 18th: 42

Seven-day rolling average: 64.7

% Change in the previous week:: Above 3.7% (62.4)

Weekly infection rate: 389.3

NEWARK AND SHERWOOD

Falls on October 18th: 19

Seven-day rolling average: 33.6

% Change in the previous week:: Above 8.4% (31)

Weekly infection rate: 181.3

MANSFIELD

Falls on October 18th: 38

Seven-day rolling average: 43.9

% Change in the previous week:: Above 55.1% (28.3)

Weekly infection rate: 258.9

ASHFIELD

Falls on October 18th: 36

Seven-day rolling average: 53.7

% Change in the previous week:: Above 49.6% (35.9)

Weekly infection rate: 288.5

BASSETLAW

Falls on October 18th: 35

Seven-day rolling average: 45.4

% Change in the previous week:: Above 74.6% (26)

Weekly infection rate: 256.3

WARRINGTON

Falls on October 18th: 77

Seven-day rolling average: 113.1

% Change in the previous week:: Above 9.9% (102.9)

Weekly infection rate: 360.9

Source: Department of Health data based on sample data – when the positive test was performed as opposed to when it was recorded in the system

"Further specific measures for these areas of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be announced tomorrow."

This came after both local leaders in Gedling and MPs in town criticized Number 10's lack of communication about the stricter restrictions and complained that they had not been invited to crucial talks.

Nottingham South Labor MP Lilian Greenwood said on Twitter that it was clear "the city of Nottingham and these three counties will definitely move into stage three" before the announcement was made.

Before making the decision, she told the Nottingham Post: & # 39;I share the frustration of my constituents that the government has been saying for over a week that they want to include Nottingham and parts of Nottinghamshire in Stage Three.

“And they only started holding detailed discussions with the local councils on Thursday. The expectation was clear that there would be an announcement on Monday and that new measures would come on Wednesday. & # 39;

Nottinghamshire MPs had not agreed on financial aid to bail out businesses at risk of bankruptcy from tightened restrictions, despite talks last week about imposing a ban on indoor socializing to combat the spread of the virus started.

Labor MP for Nottingham East Nadia Whittome alleged that local officials were asked to sign last-minute agreements to enter Stage Three with no clear information on how much money they were spending to protect jobs and Company will be preserved.

Health Department statistics show the Nottingham outbreak continues to shrink after peaking in early October. While the falls in Gedling, Broxtowe and Rushcliffe are increasing, but much more slowly than before.

The decision to put an additional 680,000 people under Tier 3 lockdown came just hours after ministers finally confirmed Warrington would face the harsher conditions from midnight tonight.

The city council announced on Saturday that it would upgrade to level three from Tuesday instead of Thursday as originally planned.

The website states, "Warrington is currently defined as a local high risk (Tier 2) COVID alert but will be switched to" very high "risk (Tier 3) on Tuesday, October 27th at 12:01 am."

Initial discussions suggested that Warrington's new restrictions could take effect from Thursday. However, it was put forward based on the need to urgently reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the city and protect hospital capacity.

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed the decision this afternoon, saying, “I thank the local leaders in Warrington for the productive discussions we have had to get the virus under control in the area as soon as possible.

“I am delighted that we have reached an agreement that will ensure that action is taken swiftly in line with public health recommendations. I recognize the huge impact this will have on the area and the sacrifices that will have to be made. For this reason, we have agreed on a comprehensive support package for the local population, companies and the council.

& # 39; The restrictions we have jointly agreed only apply for as long as they are absolutely necessary. They will be checked together in 28 days.

"The government is working closely with local leaders as we work together to address this challenge for the benefit of all of Warrington."

Warrington was moved to the third tier after officials – including those from the Joint Biosecurity Center and Mr Hancock – analyzed the available data, including the incidence, test positivity and growth rate of the virus.

Council Chairman Russ Bowden said: “The decision for Warrington to enter Stage Three on Tuesday is the necessary and proportionate decision.

“We know our case numbers remain stubbornly high in Warrington, but more importantly, the number of hospital admissions.

"The disturbing and grim reality is that there are more people in the hospital, more people in intensive care beds and more people infected with the virus, and we must do everything we can to get this under control."

It was announced last week that city councils had received a £ 5.9 million support package to help them get into the toughest category. £ 1.68 million was allocated to public health – including protection, testing and enforcement – and an additional £ 4.2 million to business and employment support.

The council for Warrington said Saturday that it would move to level three starting Tuesday

The council for Warrington said Saturday that it would move to level three starting Tuesday

ENGLAND COULD HAVE TOUGHER UNDER CLAIMS 10 HARDER

The Minister of Health refused to deny that plans were being made to mimick Nicola Sturgeon's crackdown in Scotland and introduce a new top tier 4

The Health Secretary refused to deny that plans were being made to mimic Nicola Sturgeon's crackdown in Scotland and introduce a new top tier 4

Matt Hancock feared new tighter coronavirus lockdowns in the worst-hit parts of England that could close restaurants and shops in a devastating blow to the economy.

The Health Secretary refused to deny that plans were being made to mimic Nicola Sturgeon's crackdown in Scotland and introduce a new top tier 4.

Currently, the English tier system ends at three, allowing restaurants and shops to continue trading while pubs that do not serve food will be closed.

When asked about reports that there are plans to partially copy Scotland, which has Tier 4 at the top of a five-tier system, Hancock told BBC Breakfast: “We have said all along that we are not taking anything off the table.

“Nevertheless, we saw that the increase in the number of cases slowed down somewhat.

“The problem is that it is still rising, and while it is still rising we have to act to get it under control.

"We're not ruling anything out, but right now we're working on the three-tier system that is slowing the growth of this virus but has not stalled that curve."

At the weekend, South Yorkshire was the youngest region to fall under the highest level of control after Liverpool City, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

According to the Department of Health, almost 900,000 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed since the virus was first discovered on British soil in January.

Today's 20,890 new cases mean the average number of daily infections within seven days is 21,926 – up from 21,628 yesterday and 17,649 a week ago.

It also means the UK has confirmed around 230 cases per 100,000 people in the past week – more than ten times the current quarantine threshold for travelers returning from abroad.

However, a catalog of official statistics suggests that the second wave is already slowing.

Today's analysis by MailOnline found that weekly Covid-19 cases across the UK are currently only increasing by 14 percent. Infections nearly doubled every seven to eight days in September, sparking widespread fears that the country had entered a second wave after a break in transmission in the summer.

Health Department data released today also showed an additional 102 laboratory-confirmed deaths across the UK. The total number of victims who died within 28 days of testing positive rose to 44,998.

However, the number of deaths is still rising rapidly. The average number of daily deaths is currently 182 – up from 122 last Monday. That number had dropped below 10 before schools and universities returned in early September.

It can take several weeks for infected patients to become seriously ill and die, which means the daily death toll does not decrease for at least fourteen days.

When asked about the criteria for exiting the third tier, Hancock told BBC Radio 4's Today program: “First of all, the most important thing is that the case rate needs to decrease, and especially the number of cases in those over 60 because that is the number likely to translate into hospital admissions and, unfortunately, deaths. & # 39;

Mr Hancock also suggested that a vaccine would not provide an escape route from social restrictions until next year.

He asked today if there would be a vaccine launch this year and said, “Well, I'm not ruling that out, but that's not my central expectation.

& # 39; The vaccination program is making good progress. The leading candidates with whom we are in very close contact.

"Based on my main expectation, I would expect most of the roll-out to take place in the first half of next year."

Inmitten der Gespräche zwischen den Räten und der Regierung über die Eskalation der Stufen in England wurde die Regierung zunehmend kritisiert, dass der NHS-Test- und Rückverfolgungsdienst, der der Schlüssel zur Bekämpfung der Krankheit sein sollte, versagt.

Der hochrangige konservative Abgeordnete Sir Bernard Jenkin rief am Wochenende dazu auf, den Leiter der Organisation – Tory-Peer Baroness Harding – zu entlassen und durch einen Militärbefehlshaber zu ersetzen.

Er wurde von Labour unterstützt, der sagte, dass Lady Hardings Position "unhaltbar" geworden sei, nachdem die letzten wöchentlichen Zahlen zeigten, dass weniger als 60 Prozent der Kontakte von Personen, die positiv auf Covid-19 getestet wurden, zurückverfolgt und aufgefordert worden waren, sich selbst zu isolieren.

TESCO INSISTS TAMPONS SIND ALLEN KUNDEN IN WALES VERFÜGBAR

A Twitter user posted a picture of her Tesco showing the products that have been locked up by members of the public

A Twitter user posted a picture of her Tesco showing the products that have been locked up by members of the public

The Welsh "trolley police" caused anger this morning after women in Tesco were told they couldn't buy sanitary towels – because they weren't strictly necessary.

Details der außergewöhnlichen Einschränkung wurden vom Supermarkt online nach einer Beschwerde eines Käufers, der nur als Katie aus dem Cardiff-Laden bekannt ist, getwittert.

It sparked a brief disagreement between Tesco and the Welsh government when the shop accused the authority – while claiming they were false.

Katie had said, “Can you explain why I was told today that I can't buy period pads because I'm sure they are important for women? !!! But I can buy alcohol, it doesn't make sense. & # 39;

In a now-deleted post, Tesco responded, “We understand how frustrating these changes will be for our Welsh customers. Die walisische Regierung hat uns jedoch angewiesen, diese Gegenstände für die Dauer der Brandschutzsperre nicht zu verkaufen. & # 39;

It prompted the agency to step in and make a concise statement that the supermarket, whose location is not known, was wrong. The Welsh Government insisted: “This is wrong – products from the time are essential.

“Supermarkets can still sell items that can be sold in pharmacies. Only the sale of essential items during the break is intended to prevent more time than necessary from being spent in stores. It shouldn't prevent you from accessing the items you need. & # 39;

Tesco entschuldigte sich heute Morgen und sagte, Bilder von Barrieren in der Nähe der Gegenstände seien tatsächlich erst nach einem Polizeivorfall vorhanden, der nichts mit den neuen Regeln zu tun habe.

Aber Herr Hancock kam zur Verteidigung des Test and Trace-Zaren und sagte BBC Breakfast, sie sei "natürlich" die richtige Person für den Job.

Es hat sich jedoch herausgestellt, dass Beamte der Covid-19-Task Force die Möglichkeit prüfen, die Regeln für Personen zu lockern, die sich selbst isolieren sollen, nachdem sie mit jemandem in Kontakt gekommen sind, der aufgrund seines geringen Aufenthalts positiv auf die Krankheit getestet wurde -in-Compliance zu Hause.

Die Minister bestätigten, dass sie versuchen, die Zeit, die Menschen zu Hause unter Quarantäne stellen müssen, von 14 Tagen auf 10 Tage bis eine Woche zu verkürzen.

Wissenschaftler haben die diskutierte Änderung öffentlich kritisiert und argumentiert, sie könnte es Infizierten ermöglichen, sich mit anderen zu vermischen.

Paul Hunter, Professor für Medizin an der University of East Anglia, sagte gegenüber dem Today-Programm: „Wenn andere Dinge gleich sind, würde dies sicherlich das Übertragungsrisiko erhöhen, da die durchschnittliche Inkubationszeit für die Krankheit etwa fünf bis sechs Tage beträgt und nur etwa 85 bis 90 Prozent der Menschen haben sich innerhalb von sieben Tagen tatsächlich krank entwickelt.

"Wenn Sie also diese Inkubationszeit verkürzen, würden 10, vielleicht 15 Prozent der Menschen, die ansteckend waren, letztendlich wieder in der Öffentlichkeit sein dürfen."

Herr Hancock verwies jedoch auf Frankreich als Beispiel für die Einführung einer ähnlichen Maßnahme. Er fügte hinzu: „Es geht also nicht um das Compliance-Problem. Es geht um die klinische Gesamtbeurteilung, welche Zeit für die Isolierung erforderlich ist.

"Natürlich möchte ich lieber so kurz wie möglich isoliert sein, da dies Auswirkungen auf das Leben der Menschen hat, aber es muss sicher sein."

In der Zwischenzeit hat die walisische Regierung angekündigt, ein umstrittenes Verbot des Verkaufs von nicht wesentlichen Artikeln durch Supermärkte während einer zweiwöchigen "Feuerbruch" -Sperre, die am Freitag begann, zu überprüfen.

Der walisische Gesundheitsminister Vaughan Gething erklärte gegenüber Sky News den Zweck der Überprüfung: „Wir wollen die Klarheit des Grundsatzes, dass dies auch passieren kann, wenn es wirklich außergewöhnliche Umstände gibt, unter denen jemand etwas benötigt, das sonst nicht wesentlich wäre. & # 39;

Herr Hancock äußerte auch Befürchtungen hinsichtlich neuer strengerer Sperrbeschränkungen für Coronaviren in den am schlimmsten betroffenen Teilen Englands, die Restaurants und Geschäfte in einem verheerenden Schlag für die Wirtschaft schließen könnten.

The Health Secretary refused to deny that plans were being made to mimic Nicola Sturgeon's crackdown in Scotland and introduce a new top tier 4.

Currently, the English tier system ends at three, allowing restaurants and shops to continue trading while pubs that do not serve food will be closed.

When asked about reports that there are plans to partially copy Scotland, which has Tier 4 at the top of a five-tier system, Hancock told BBC Breakfast: “We have said all along that we are not taking anything off the table.

“Nevertheless, we saw that the increase in the number of cases slowed down somewhat.

“The problem is that it is still rising, and while it is still rising we have to act to get it under control.

Die Kommentare von Herrn Hancock kamen, nachdem die walisische "Trolley-Polizei" heute Morgen Wut ausgelöst hatte, nachdem Frauen in Tesco gesagt worden waren, sie könnten keine Damenbinden kaufen, weil sie nicht unbedingt erforderlich seien.

Details der außergewöhnlichen Einschränkung wurden vom Supermarkt online nach einer Beschwerde eines Käufers, der nur als Katie bekannt ist, getwittert.

It sparked a brief disagreement between Tesco and the Welsh government when the shop accused the authority – while claiming they were false.

Katie had said, “Can you explain why I was told today that I can't buy period pads because I'm sure they are important for women? !!! But I can buy alcohol, it doesn't make sense. & # 39;

In a now-deleted post, Tesco responded, “We understand how frustrating these changes will be for our Welsh customers. Die walisische Regierung hat uns jedoch angewiesen, diese Gegenstände für die Dauer der Brandschutzsperre nicht zu verkaufen. & # 39;

It prompted the agency to step in and make a concise statement that the supermarket, whose location is not known, was wrong. The Welsh Government insisted: “This is wrong – products from the time are essential.

“Supermarkets can still sell items that can be sold in pharmacies. Only the sale of essential items during the break is intended to prevent more time than necessary from being spent in stores. It shouldn't prevent you from accessing the items you need. & # 39;

Tesco entschuldigte sich heute Morgen und sagte, Bilder von Barrieren in der Nähe der Gegenstände seien tatsächlich erst nach einem Polizeivorfall vorhanden, der nichts mit den neuen Regeln zu tun habe.

Wie sich der Ausbruch von Covid-19 in Großbritannien verlangsamt hat: Die Wachstumsgeschwindigkeit ist von einer wöchentlichen Verdoppelung auf nur 14% in sieben Tagen gesunken, da Matt Hancock behauptet, das Problem sei immer noch größer (und sogar die Krise in Tier 3 Liverpool schrumpft )

Der Ausbruch des britischen Coronavirus hat sich seit Anfang des Monats erheblich verlangsamt, was darauf hindeutet, dass die zweite Reihe von Sperrbeschränkungen die zweite Kurve des Ausbruchs erfolgreich abflacht.

Infections were almost doubling every seven-to-eight days in September, which sparked widespread fears the country had sleep-walked into a second wave following a lull in transmission over summer when the national lockdown was lifted.

On the back of the worrying figures, the Government's chief scientific and medical officers warned the disease was growing exponentially and predicted a doomsday scenario of 50,000 cases a day by mid-October. Ministers tightened social freedoms nationally – introducing the rule of six and 10pm curfew – and ushered in the controversial three-tier lockdown system which plunged millions into even stricter curbs in Covid-19 hotspot areas.

There has been much debate about whether the new measures have been effective, but analysis of official data by MailOnline shows weekly Covid-19 cases across the entire UK are currently rising by just 14 per cent, with an average 18,465 cases per day. And in Merseyside – the only region which has been in a Tier Three lockdown long enough for the curbs to take effect – infections are already in retreat.

Despite the promising statistics, Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed a Tier Four lockdown was on the cards if the current three-category system fails to push cases downwards. While he acknowledged that the virus had 'slowed down a bit', he said: 'The problem is it's still going up, and while it's still going up we've got to act to get it under control.' Mr Hancock said he would 'rule nothing out' on the prospect of a new fourth bracket of restrictions, which could see restaurants and non-essential shops forced to close.

Public Health England figures show the seven-day rolling average number of daily cases jumped from 3,676 in the week ending September 18 to 6,301 by September 25 (71 per cent). It rose by a similar rate the following week, climbing to 10,470 by September 29. The rolling seven-day average is considered the most accurate way to assess Covid-19 outbreaks because it takes into account day-to-day fluctuations in infections.

Analysis of official data by MailOnline shows weekly Covid-19 cases across the entire UK are currently rising by just 14 per cent, with an average 18,465 cases per day. For comparison, infections were almost doubling every seven-to-eight days in September

Analysis of official data by MailOnline shows weekly Covid-19 cases across the entire UK are currently rising by just 14 per cent, with an average 18,465 cases per day. For comparison, infections were almost doubling every seven-to-eight days in September

In the city of Liverpool, average daily infections dropped from 460.3 on October 11 to 387.1 on October 18, the most recent recording period

In the city of Liverpool, average daily infections dropped from 460.3 on October 11 to 387.1 on October 18, the most recent recording period

In Knowsley, daily infections have fell from 154.1 to 132.6 in the same time, suggesting the Tier 3 lockdown rules are already taking effect

In Knowsley, daily infections have fell from 154.1 to 132.6 in the same time, suggesting the Tier 3 lockdown rules are already taking effect

The metropolitan borough Sefton has seen infections drop slightly in the last week, decreasing from 178 to 176.4

The metropolitan borough Sefton has seen infections drop slightly in the last week, decreasing from 178 to 176.4

Halton's rolling seven-day average number of cases has dropped from 64 to 63.3, according to analysis of PHE figures

Halton's rolling seven-day average number of cases has dropped from 64 to 63.3, according to analysis of PHE figures

NICOLA STURGEON SAYS QUARANTINE WILL STAY AT TWO WEEKS IN SCOTLAND

Ms Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, said today that she had 'no plans' to alter the 14-day period, with her top medic suggesting there was currently no evidence to support it.

Ms Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, said today that she had 'no plans' to alter the 14-day period, with her top medic suggesting there was currently no evidence to support it.

Confusion reigned over Britain's self-isolation rules today after Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon suggested England and Scotland could end up with different quarantine rules.

Downing Street this afternoon confirmed it is investigating whether the current rules that force those who come into contact with a coronavirus carrier to quarantine for 14 days could be relaxed.

It came after Matt Hancock fuelled hopes that the period could be slashed to seven days – pointing out France already has a lower timescale.

But at her daily press conference today Ms Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, said that she had 'no plans' to alter the 14-day period, with her top medic suggesting there was currently no evidence to support it.

Scotland's national clinical director Jason Leitch said he was not aware of any scientific advice in any part of the UK that would support a reduction from the current 14-day period, or 10 days from the date a person's symptoms end.

Mr Leitch said: 'We have no plans with the present clinical advice to change that in any way.'

Ms Sturgeon added: 'We have no plans at the moment to reduce the period of self-isolation. We keep all of this under review; we don't want people to live under the most severe restrictions for longer than is absolutely necessary.'

But, between October 9 and October 16 – the most recent snapshot – the rolling seven-day average number of cases only crept up by 14 per cent, from 16,196 to 18,465. For comparison, infections grew by 26.6 per cent the week prior. It suggests the rate at which infections are increasing is halving every week.

Meanwhile in the Liverpool city region – which became the first area to go into a Tier Three Lockdown on October 14 – four out of six boroughs have seen infections fall in the last week. And in the two where cases are still climbing, the rate at which they are increasing has began to decelerate.

The figures are available on the Government's coronavirus dashboard. They are based on specimen date, which is how many coronavirus samples taken on that day came back as positive.

Specimen date figures lag by around five days because of a delay in analysing tests, and even longer over weekends, which is why the figures can only accurately depict outbreaks in towns and cities up to October 16.

Despite all signs suggesting the latest lockdown rules are working, Mr Hancock raised fears of new tougher restrictions in the worst affected parts of England today that could close restaurants and shops in a devastating blow to the economy.

The Health Secretary refused to deny that plans were being made to emulate Nicola Sturgeon's clampdown in Scotland and bring in a new top Tier 4. Currently England's Tier system ends at three, which allows restaurants and shops to remain trading, while closing pubs bars which do not serve food.

When asked about reports that there are plans to partially copy Scotland, which has Tier 4 at the top of a five-tier system, Hancock told BBC Breakfast: “We have said all along that we are not taking anything off the table.

“Nevertheless, we saw that the increase in the number of cases slowed down somewhat. The problem is it's still going up, and while it's still going up we've got to act to get it under control.

"We're not ruling anything out, but right now we're working on the three-tier system that is slowing the growth of this virus but has not stalled that curve."

Swathes of the North West and Yorkshire have been plunged into Tier Three local lockdowns in recent weeks, including Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire and Sheffield. Pubs and bars have been closed and various households have been banned.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, however, are already having much stricter lockdowns in a bid to halt a surge in cases. Officials in Whitehall are now to consider adding a fourth tier to the existing government system for England, which rates local alert levels as medium, high and very high.

The Government has previously been accused of jumping the gun with new lockdown restrictions before letting previously-imposed rules take effect.

Analysis of official figures shows four out of six regions in Tier Three Merseyside are already seeing cases fall.

St Helens and the Wirral are the two boroughs where cases are still rising, but the rate at which they are increasing has slowed. For example, the Wirral saw infections rise from just 136 to 137.3 in the week ending October 18 (1 per cent). It marks a stark difference from the 31 per cent jump between September 27 and October, when daily cases went from 101.9 to 134.3

St Helens and the Wirral are the two boroughs where cases are still rising, but the rate at which they are increasing has slowed. For example, the Wirral saw infections rise from just 136 to 137.3 in the week ending October 18 (1 per cent). It marks a stark difference from the 31 per cent jump between September 27 and October, when daily cases went from 101.9 to 134.3

In St Helens, cases jumped 5 per cent in the last week, compared to 10 per cent the seven days prior

In St Helens, cases jumped 5 per cent in the last week, compared to 10 per cent the seven days prior

NHS used HALF as many intensive care beds as other badly-hit European nations during crisis in the spring amid claims infected over-60s 'were DENIED treatment during height of pandemic'

The NHS used half as many intensive care beds as France, Belgium and other badly-hit European nations during the Covid-19 crisis in the spring, according to figures that come amid shock claims the health service denied care to older patients to stop it becoming overwhelmed.

At most, there were the equivalent of 50 infected patients hooked up to ventilators for every million people in mid-April, the peak of the pandemic when Britons were told to stay at home to 'protect the NHS'.

In Belgium, which at the time was seeing Covid-19 deaths at a similar rate to the UK, the figure stood at around 111 per million people. France was treating 104 people per million in intensive care during the same week. While in the Netherlands, which suffered a similar amount of coronavirus cases as the UK, the figure reached a high of 74.

The numbers come amid disputed claims the NHS was rationing beds and denying older coronavirus patients intensive care treatment during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, even though hospitals were nowhere near being overrun.

Those aged over 80, and some over 60s, were not given potentially life-saving treatment because health officials were concerned the NHS would be overwhelmed, according to reports. It is claimed documents called a 'triage tool', drawn up at the request of England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, were used in preventing elderly Covid-19 patients from receiving ventilation in intensive care.

As part of an investigation, the Sunday Times says the tool was used to create a 'score' for patients based on their age, frailty, and illness. Under the original system, over-80s were automatically excluded from ICU treatment due to their age. Even over-60s considered frail and with pre-existing health conditions, such as heart disease, could have been over the intensive care threshold.

NHS chiefs hit back at the accusations and said they were false, while 'deeply offensive to NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics'. Officials say that while early work on an intensive care national 'triage tool' did take place, it was 'not completed' and never issued.

In the city of Liverpool, average daily infections dropped from 460.3 on October 11 to 387.1 on October 18, the most recent recording period. In Knowsley, daily infections have fell from 154.1 to 132.6 in the same time.

Sefton and Halton have seen infections drop slightly in the last week, decreasing from 178 to 176.4 and 64 to 63.3, respectively. It suggests the Tier 3 measures were already taking effect, despite only coming into force on October 14.

St Helens and the Wirral are the two boroughs where cases are still rising, but the rate at which they are increasing has slowed. For example, the Wirral saw infections rise from just 136 to 137.3 in the week ending October 18 (1 per cent). It marks a stark difference from the 31 per cent jump between September 27 and October, when daily cases went from 101.9 to 134.3. In St Helens, cases jumped 5 per cent in the last week, compared to 10 per cent the seven days prior.

According to The I, sources in Whitehall expect it will be clear by mid-November whether existing restrictions will help reduce the daily number of cases.

Wales closed a "ceasefire" on Friday with all non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses closed until November 9th.

Similar to the March statewide lockdown, Welsh residents have been told they can only leave the home for a limited number of reasons, such as: For reasons of movement, maintenance or the purchase of basic foodstuffs.

A dispute has broken out over the sale of essentials after supermarkets were seen blocking aisles and covering up some products.

First Minister Mark Drakeford tweeted on Saturday: “We are going to review how the weekend went with the supermarkets and make sure common sense is being used.

'Supermarkets can sell anything that can be sold in any other type of shop that isn't required to close. In the meantime, please only leave home if you need to.'

Meanwhile, experts have said that Scotland's 16-day breaker, which has been extended for an additional week, had little impact on declining coronavirus infections.

Nicola Sturgeon's own scientific advisors warned Thursday that it was "too early to assess the effects of the October 9 restrictions on transmission".

The government has told local executives that Tier 3 regions must reduce social contact by 60 percent.

Five Army and Navy environmental health officers trained in 'outbreak management' were deployed in Liverpool on Friday when the British Army was drafted in support of Tier 3 lockdowns.

They were Task: Identify clusters of local infections, control outbreaks and take action against companies that do not comply with the Covid-19 rules.

It is assumed that more teams will be transferred to other risk areas in the coming weeks. Liverpool Labor Council Paul Brant told The I that he expected Tier 3 rules to have some impact on Covid infection rates.

He added: “We fear Sage is right to say that getting the R below 1 is not enough. Even if it falls below 1, the actual case values ​​have now risen rapidly.

“We know from the first wave that infection rates can rise very quickly and they fall fairly slowly. So we could be in a situation where R has decreased but absolute numbers have not.

& # 39; Unless the numbers improve significantly, we will no doubt re-examine the exact same questions to see if further restrictions will be needed to bring the levels down. That is the argument for a brief, sharp shock. & # 39;

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