According to a report, Liverpool is slated to face a strict third tier lockdown starting tomorrow as pubs, bars, bookmakers, casinos and gyms have to close.
Much of the north faces a similar move before a new Downing Street tiered system is announced on Monday.
Angry Council Presidents spoke to officials in London this afternoon asking for a monthly review, according to Sky News, amid anger that the government was not conducting enough consultation.
They called for clarity on which companies would have to close their doors after it was suggested that pubs offering "substantial food" could keep their doors open.
Restaurants, schools and universities are slated to stay open, but mayors, including Manchester's Andy Burnham, have warned of the serious economic consequences of the new system.
Liverpool had the second highest rate of infection in England in the 14 days leading up to October 4, with 4,593 confirmed cases (928.2 per 100,000 people).
The neighboring borough of Knowsley had the worst rate with 1,412 cases and an infection rate of 944.
LIVERPOOL: People hooked up last night just hours before brutal new measures were put in place to fight the virus
LIVERPOOL: On Saturday evening the night owls pack into Church Street – the city is expected to be involved in strict tier-three measures tomorrow
LIVERPOOL: A trio of women walk the streets with jugs of alcohol after they wasted time last night
MANCHESTER: The guests enjoy a meal on Sunday before new action for the north of England
Young people in Manchester have a drink on Sunday before the government announces on Monday
Customers at the Bar & Grill restaurant in Manchester on Sunday ahead of a government announcement on Monday
People outside the Revolucion de Cuba bar in Manchester on Sunday
When mayors in the north threatened legal action over “oppressive” lockdowns imposed from London:
- The UK recorded 12,872 new Covid cases – just 9% more than last Sunday – and 65 deaths.
- Researchers found that Covid-19 can survive for a month on surfaces like banknotes and phone screens.
- London could be protected from the worst of a second wave because one in eight people has antibodies;
- City hall chiefs are given the power to use volunteers to knock on doors and ask people to self-isolate.
- Union leaders in the north demanded more cash from the government to support the lockdown and called the new vacation program "inadequate".
- Doctors have warned that face masks, both inside and out, should be mandatory to help contain the spread of infection.
- The BCG vaccine was given to 1,000 people in an Exeter University study to test claims that it helps fight Covid by stimulating the immune system.
- School children have been banned from singing Happy Birthday because they feared it could spread.
- Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a tasteless Covid test joke in the Commons bar as he joined MPs breaking the 10 p.m. curfew.
- The restriction of the rule of six can be temporarily lifted by Chancellor Rishi Sunak during the festive period.
Boris Johnson's decision this afternoon to inform cabinet members of the reported three-tier roster was a rare move in the face of mounting pressure from the north.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham noted a lack of communication this morning, telling Times Radio, “To be invited to a meeting at 10 Downing Street on a Friday night to effectively have proposals to be agreed over the weekend , I mean that is not appropriate or acceptable advice for me.
'That is being put in a position. It all came too late. & # 39;
Mr Johnson's plans were also devastated by the chairman of Bolton Council, who warned they would destroy the economy in the north of England at a time when he was trying to "rebuild better," including in previous Red Wall Labor seats that 2019 parliamentary elections were occupied.
David Greenhalgh gave a brutal assessment of the BBC's plans for the BBC's Andrew Marr program this morning, saying, "My immediate reaction is that it is oppressive."
Another 32 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 30,471, NHS England said this afternoon.
Mr. Burnham, when asked on Times Radio what he would say to Ward Secretary Robert Jenrick, said, “Isn't it time for a big change here, a complete reversal of what we've seen so far?
Community Secretary Robert Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place
About 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 – almost twice as many as last week
Another 12,872 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK as the country's daily caseload tops the 10,000 mark for a week
& # 39; Localize the response to this crisis, but critically, as Joe (Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool) said, introduce an aid package and an economic package to help the north of England.
The rise in Britons being treated with Covid in hospital is partly due to catching it in the wards, figures show
The surge in Britons being treated with coronavirus in hospital is partly due to catching it in the wards, the latest numbers available show.
The number of hospital cases rose from 2,396 to 3,660 between September 30 and October 7, an increase of 52 percent.
However, separate statistics show that nearly one in five with the virus in the hospital tested positive for seven days or more after admission – meaning it was caught there.
The results suggest that Covid-19 hospital stays caused by outbreaks in the community may not increase as quickly as some fear.
According to health authorities, the increase in approvals was greatest in the north west of England.
However, the total number of virus patients in UK hospitals is still a fraction of the April high of 19,849.
“I would tell him, do we get up here or do we get down? Which is it?
“If you proceed with this financial package, I believe it will result in breaking what the government announced when it was elected.
"If they continue like this, jobs will be lost, businesses will collapse, and the fragile economies of the north will be destroyed."
"The government has a real choice here, if it continues on the path I believe it is on, the central so-called mission of this government to upgrade will be over."
Shadow Secretary of State Lisa Nandy told Marr, “It is really difficult to explain how angry the people of the north of England are with what has happened not just in the past few months but also in the past few days. I haven't felt such anger at the government since I was a kid in the 1980s.
"People feel that they have not only been abandoned by the government, but that the government is now actively working against us."
Mr Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place.
He told Sky News & # 39; Sophy Ridge on Sunday: & # 39; We spent the weekend working with these local executives.
“I have spoken with executives from Merseyside, Greeter Manchester and other parts of the country all weekend.
“We try to work very closely with mayors, council presidents and executives to shape these measures with them. This will need time.
"We want good communication between national and local governments before we announce how we're going to do this."
Mr. Greenhalgh also targeted the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) that Rishi Sunak unveiled on Friday, warning that anything but support at the level of the original vacation program would send companies "on the wall".
He added, "We can't do better to backtrack after we've lost some of those businesses."
The Prime Minister is expected to put in place a three tier system of lockdown measures to make the existing patchwork of restrictions more understandable.
Prime Minister will detail a new three-tier restriction system, with measures to force pubs and restaurants to close in the north of England and to ban millions of people from indoor and outdoor mixing
Areas with relatively low infection rates are classified in the first tier, in which only national restrictions such as the "six rule" and the curfew for pubs and restaurants at 10 pm apply.
Tier 2 also includes bans on house calls and contact with other households indoors. Tier 3 options include a total hospitality closure, a ban on overnight stays, and the closure of venues such as movie theaters.
The restriction of the rule of six can be temporarily lifted by the Chancellor during the festive period
The “Rule of Six” restriction to social mixing could be temporarily lifted at Christmas so that family groups of up to 12 people can enjoy the festive season.
If approved, the limit on gatherings of more than six people on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would double to allow for intergenerational celebrations.
The temporary total of 12 was chosen because two groups of grandparents and parents, three children and an aunt or uncle could meet without breaking the law.
These two days were suggested because families usually spend most of their time indoors – and are interested in escaping outside on Boxing Day.
Economic Secretary Alok Sharma is believed to be the cabinet's leading supporter of the plan – provided Covid infection rates were largely kept under control by mid-December.
The temporary lifting is seen as a better option than the alternative plan, which requires families to be isolated a fortnight before Christmas so they can congregate on the day.
The plan for Rule 12 is hatched as Tory MPs become increasingly restless about Rule 6 and the 10 p.m. curfew.
Parts of the north of England, including Manchester and Liverpool, could be included in the category immediately with the strictest restrictions, requiring pubs and restaurants to close their doors.
Mr. Greenhalgh added, “We have submitted our proposals as Greater Manchester leaders … that we are against a lockdown as we understand it, at Level 3, which is the total lockdown on hospitality.
"Our position is very clear that we feel we need to apply additional restrictions, but those that protect those who are most vulnerable and vulnerable to the virus, but those who will not continue to adversely affect our local businesses and businesses affect the economy. "
Real estate consultant Altus Group has indicated that there are 7,171 pubs in restricted areas in the north of England that are at risk of temporary closure.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Friday that workers in companies forced to close due to the new restrictions will have the government pay two-thirds of their wages under the JSS.
But it's less generous than the vacation program that ends October 31st.
When asked about Mr. Sunak's JSS revision that was revealed Friday, Mr. Greenhalgh added that anything less generous than the original vacation was "frankly unacceptable."
"Unfortunately, many of these companies will go under," he said.
“There is no better way to back up when we've lost some of those businesses. Those big independent companies that people put their savings into are being lost.
“The north feels that it is being treated differently. We know our (Covid) rates are high, we don't underestimate that, but we have to find a way that … looks at the economy.
“We cannot throw our local economy against the wall to kill them in the north.
The UK has reached a "tipping point" for coronavirus, one of the country's leading scientists said as new figures show the country's infections tripled in two weeks, with 15,166 more infections and 81 deaths recorded yesterday.
The numbers come as millions of people in the north face draconian new measures as Boris Johnson sets out in a speech to MPs the details of a new three-tier local lockdown system.
On Saturday, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England's assistant chief physician, said "the seasons are against us" and the country is facing "headwinds" before the winter months.
In a statement, Prof. Van-Tam said that while the epidemic had "started again" in younger people in recent weeks, there was "clear evidence of a gradual spread to older age groups" in the hardest hit areas.
But he also said the UK has "much improved testing facilities" and "better treatments" which means "we know where it is and how to approach it".
An empty looking Mathew Street in Liverpool, the newest area in Northern England to be affected by local restrictions preventing households from mixing
Stressing the importance of following public health guidelines and minimizing contact with others, he added, "I know this is very difficult, but it is an unfortunate scientific fact that the virus is infected by humans lives who make social contact with each other. "
In the daily update numbers, the country recorded an additional 15,116 Covid cases and 81 more deaths on Saturday, up from 13,864 infections on Friday, 12,827 seven days ago and 6,739 two weeks ago.
The death toll fell from 87 on Friday to 81 on Saturday. The number has increased since that time last week, when there were 53 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK and 39 deaths were recorded two weeks ago.
Every eighth Londoner is immune to coronavirus: up to 13% of the capital's residents now have Covid antibodies – while other regions only account for 1%
By William Cole for Mailonline
London could be protected from the worst second wave of coronavirus as one in eight people in the capital developed antibodies.
There is growing optimism that the number of cases in Britain's largest city is not rising rapidly, as a higher percentage of residents have become immune to the virus than any other region.
Current data from Public Health England show a prevalence of SARS-Cov-2 antibodies in blood donors of up to 13.4 percent.
The numbers from London contrast with the rest of the country, with the North East and Yorkshire having a prevalence of 3.9 percent and the South West region having a prevalence of 3.5 percent.
And in the northwest, which was largely locally locked last month, the prevalence in the latest numbers was 6.8 percent, suggesting that more people have produced antibodies due to the high rates of infection in the area.
The rate of antibodies in the population varies over time, and government advisors believe that up to 20 percent of the capital's residents could be immune to the virus, according to the Sunday Times.
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