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Liverpool Coronavirus: Revelers enjoy their final hours in the pub before the venues close for WEEKS


Revelers clutched packets of chips as they went home tonight the last time the pubs closed at 10pm before the city went into "very high alert" on Wednesday.

Hundreds of pubs in the northwest will be closed for four weeks starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow after Liverpool was moved straight to the top tier of lockdown.

Photos showed partygoers making the most of their final hours in the pub before the city was plunged into lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

As the clock struck 10 p.m., night owls flocked to the streets of Liverpool, stopping on the way home for chips.

According to the latest rules, locals are only allowed to leave their areas for important trips such as work, education or health. However, you must return before the end of the day, with the country divided into “medium” and “high”. and "very high" risk sectors.

According to The Telegraph, when a company closes due to tier three restrictions, the government pays two-thirds of each employee's salary, up to a maximum of £ 2,100 per month.

A group of night owls enjoy boxes of chips as they head home at night before restrictions force Liverpool pubs to close

Starting Wednesday at 5 p.m., hundreds of pubs in the North West will be closed for four weeks after Liverpool is moved straight to the top tier of lockdown. In the picture revelers in Liverpool

Starting Wednesday at 5 p.m., hundreds of pubs in the North West will be closed for four weeks after Liverpool is moved straight to the top tier of lockdown. In the picture revelers in Liverpool

Staff remove an umbrella from outside a bar the night before a local lockdown amid the spread of coronavirus disease

Staff remove an umbrella from outside a bar the night before a local lockdown amid the spread of coronavirus disease

The manager of the Grapes Pub in Liverpool, Karen Strickland, locks the doors behind her last customer of the night

The manager of the Grapes Pub in Liverpool, Karen Strickland, locks the doors behind her last customer of the night

The pub lights were turned off when the clock struck 10 p.m. and the night owls were driven out into the cold October night in Liverpool

The pub lights were turned off when the clock struck 10 p.m. and the revelers were brought out into the cold October night in Liverpool

At the end of last night, the crowds made their way home before Liverpool restrictions increased tonight

At the end of last night the crowds made their way home before Liverpool restrictions increased tonight

The staff at the Richmond Pub in Liverpool bring tables and chairs when cleaning up after a last night of celebrations

The staff at the Richmond Pub in Liverpool bring tables and chairs when cleaning up after a last night of celebrations

Liverpool drinkers facing Tier 3 restrictions will close bars and pubs from tomorrow. Liverpool is the only area in the top tier of lockdown measures and the city goes beyond basic restrictions by closing leisure centers, gyms, betting shops and casinos

Liverpool drinkers facing Tier 3 restrictions will close bars and pubs from tomorrow. Liverpool is the only area in the top tier of lockdown measures and the city goes beyond basic restrictions by closing leisure centers, gyms, betting shops and casinos

Photos showed partygoers making the most of their final hours in the pub before the city was locked down to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Photos showed partygoers making the most of their final hours in the pub before the city was locked down to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Three women in Liverpool on the night before new measures in the area are due to go into effect after the six boroughs in the Liverpool City area were placed in Tier 3, the highest level of the government's new coronavirus alert system

Three women in Liverpool on the night before new measures in the area are due to go into effect after the six boroughs in the Liverpool City area were placed in Tier 3, the highest level of the government's new coronavirus alert system

People are driving home after the 10 p.m. curfew, the last time the venues closed before a four-week lockdown in Liverpool

People are driving home after the 10 p.m. curfew, the last time the venues closed before a four-week lockdown in Liverpool

All bars in the city have to close from tomorrow

The night owls seemed in high spirits as they drank one night in pubs in Liverpool

The night owls seemed in high spirits as they drank one night in pubs in Liverpool. All bars in the city have to close from tomorrow

Last night in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 13th, bars open their doors before new local lockdown measures are put in place to contain a second wave of the novel coronavirus COVID-19

Last night in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 13th, bars open their doors before new local lockdown measures are put in place to contain a second wave of the novel coronavirus COVID-19

Outdoor seating was left empty on the street next to Sweeney & # 39; s Bar in Liverpool as some coronavirus cases in the city led some to choose to stay away from venues

On the street next to Sweeney & # 39; s Bar in Liverpool, outdoor seating was left empty as some coronavirus cases increased in the city and some decided to stay away from venues

A fully heated outdoor area in a bar in Liverpool this evening. The Government's Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) made two dozen proposals for navigating the country through a second wave of the pandemic in September - many of which fell on deaf ears

A fully heated outdoor area in a bar in Liverpool this evening. The Government's Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) made two dozen proposals for navigating the country through a second wave of the pandemic in September – many of which fell on deaf ears

People enjoy their drinks in the Bridewell Pub amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Liverpool

People enjoy their drinks at The Bridewell Pub amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Liverpool

Drinkers sit apart to maintain social distance while they enjoy a few drinks at The Bridewell Pub

Drinkers sit apart to maintain social distance while they enjoy a few drinks at The Bridewell Pub

Tier 2 does not allow households to mix indoors, similar to what is already the case in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, while Tier 1 follows the rules currently in force across the country.

Liverpool is the only area in the top tier of lockdown measures and the city goes beyond basic restrictions by closing leisure centers, gyms, betting shops and casinos.

Data shows that Covid-19 infection rates at universities in hotspots like Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are up to seven times higher than in surrounding cities.

It comes after number 10 was blown up for science failure after bomb reports showed ministers avoided a number of recommendations from their expert advisers before unveiling the latest lockdown measures.

The Government's Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) made two dozen proposals for navigating the country through a second wave of the pandemic in September – many of which fell on deaf ears.

At the top of the list was a national "breaker" which the country would have reverted to a spring-level lockdown for about a month to bring the outbreak under control. But it was overridden by Boris Johnson for fear it could "destroy" the already wounded economy.

Bars opened their doors for the final night in Liverpool before closing for four weeks to contain the spread of the disease

Bars opened their doors for the final night in Liverpool before closing for four weeks in an effort to contain the spread of the disease

Millions of people are covered by the two higher levels of risk in the new system of government, while the rest of England is subject to bars and restaurants curfew after the 6am and 10pm rule

Millions of people are covered by the two higher levels of risk in the new system of government, while the rest of England is subject to bars and restaurants curfew after the 6am and 10pm rule

A news crew on a nearly deserted Matthews Street in Liverpool the night before new measures came into effect in the area

A news crew on a nearly deserted Matthews Street in Liverpool the night before new measures came into effect in the area

A couple walk through Temple Court in Liverpool the night before new measures come into effect in the area

A couple walk through Temple Court in Liverpool the night before new measures come into effect in the area

According to the latest rules, locals are only allowed to leave their areas for important trips such as work, education or health. However, you must return before the end of the day, with the country divided into “medium” and “high”. and "very high" risk sectors. In the picture people walking past bars in Liverpool

According to the latest rules, locals are only allowed to leave their areas for important trips such as work, education or health. However, you must return before the end of the day, with the country divided into “medium” and “high”. and "very high" risk sectors. In the picture people walking past bars in Liverpool

Number 10 has repeatedly rolled out ministers to defend the lagging £ 12 billion program that still does not find four in ten people suspected of having the disease. In the picture people in Liverpool

Number 10 has repeatedly rolled out ministers to defend the lagging £ 12 billion program that still does not find four in ten people suspected of having the disease. In the picture people in Liverpool

Ministers also ignored warnings that the 10pm curfew would have "marginal effects" and continued the program anyway, angering hospitality bosses, local councils and even their own backers.

SAGE warned that the government's beleaguered test and trace system "is currently having a marginal impact on broadcasts." They said the program will "continue to decline" if it does not grow at the rate of the epidemic.

Number 10 has repeatedly rolled out ministers to defend the lagging £ 12 billion program that still does not find four in ten people suspected of having the disease.

The three files, released late at night, also indicated that gym and recreational center closures were likely to have "low to moderate" effects on the spread of Covid-19 and could endanger people's mental and physical health.

Data shows that Covid-19 infection rates at universities in hotspots like Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are up to seven times higher than in surrounding cities. Pictured women tonight in Sheffield

Data shows that Covid-19 infection rates at universities in hotspots like Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are up to seven times higher than in surrounding cities. Pictured women tonight in Sheffield

Tier 2 does not allow households to mix indoors, similar to what is already the case in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, while Tier 1 follows the rules currently in force across the country. In the picture people in Liverpool

Tier 2 does not allow households to mix indoors, similar to what is already the case in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, while Tier 1 follows the rules currently in force across the country. In the picture people in Liverpool

Bars in Liverpool will have to close for four weeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the city. In the picture, night owls enjoy a drink in a bar

Bars in Liverpool will have to close for four weeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the city. In the picture, night owls enjoy a drink in a bar

Liverpool's bars and pubs will close for the last time for four weeks at 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening after the government announced its latest restrictions

Liverpool's bars and pubs will close for the last time for four weeks at 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening after the government announced its latest restrictions

SAGE warned that the government's beleaguered test and trace system "is currently having a marginal impact on broadcasts." They said the program will "continue to decline" if it does not grow at the rate of the epidemic. In the picture a pub in Liverpool on Tuesday evening

SAGE warned that the government's beleaguered test and trace system "is currently having a marginal impact on broadcasts." They said the program will "continue to decline" if it does not grow at the rate of the epidemic. In the picture a pub in Liverpool on Tuesday evening

SAGE told the government on Sept. 21 that a full three-week shutdown could reset the virus' trajectory, bring the "R" reproductive rate below the dreaded level of one, and give the country room to breathe through the winter. In the picture a pub in Liverpool

SAGE told the government on Sept. 21 that a full three-week shutdown could reset the virus' trajectory, bring the "R" reproductive rate below the dreaded level of one, and give the country room to breathe through the winter. In the picture a pub in Liverpool

However, the Prime Minister announced yesterday that they would be closed in the highest level restricted areas with the highest infection rate, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

The group warned in the September newspapers that hospital admissions for Covid-19 by the end of October, when 3,000 a day were admitted, could reach levels seen in the darkest days of the crisis by the end of October if no measures are put in place to tighten the lockdown would. At the time the files were released, the spread of the virus was doubling every two weeks.

SAGE told the government on Sept. 21 that a full three-week shutdown could reset the virus' trajectory, bring the "R" reproductive rate below the dreaded level of one, and give the country room to breathe through the winter.

The experts said the same day that the effect of alcohol on the behavior and tendency of bar-goers to scream meant that bars were likely breeding grounds for the virus. They advocated the idea of ​​closing them completely which, in their opinion, would lower the R by 0.1 and 0.2. However, they warned that a curfew would have "marginal effects".

As a sign of the growing divide between the government and its academics, however, Mr Johnson used a press conference on Downing Street just a day later to institute the controversial curfew. It's just one example of how ministers ignore "science".

How England is collapsing in new levels of COVID

ANIMAL THREE – VERY HIGH RISK

Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, St. Helens, Sefton, Halton

TIER TWO – HIGH RISK

Cheshire

Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East

Greater Manchester

Manchester, Bolton, buried, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham,

Warrington

Derbyshire

High Peak – the wards of Tintwistle, Padfield, Dinting, St. Johns – Old Glossop, Whitfield, Simmondley, Gamesley, Howard Town, Hadfield South, Hadfield North

Lancashire

Lancashire, Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley

West Yorkshire

Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, South Wakefield

Yorkshire

Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield

Northeast

Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland

Tees Valley

Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool

West Midlands

Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall

Leicester

Leicester, Oadby and Wigston

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City

TIER ONE – MEDIUM RISK

Rest of england

Professor Whitty said he was "not confident" that the new measures would contain the tide as the UK recorded an additional 13,972 Covid cases on Monday – up 11 percent last Monday.

Prof. Whitty added, “The idea that we can do this without causing harm is an illusion. It is a balancing act between two damages: harm to society and the economy on the one hand and harm to health on the other. & # 39;

Speaking to the nation alongside Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Prof. Whitty, Mr Johnson said the other options would be to let the virus rip or destroy the economy.

A huge chunk of the country, including Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and the North East, is facing Tier 2 restrictions, with combating socialization between households and a total of 22 million in England expected to be covered by the top two levels starting tomorrow becomes.

Mr Johnson said the rising numbers in these areas "are flashing like warning messages on the dashboard of a passenger jet and we must act now," but he ruled out the "extreme route" of a full national lockdown.

But Prof. Whitty indicated unrest within the scientific community about the chances of the action.

"I am very confident that the measures currently in place will help slow the virus down, and these measures will help to slow it down further," he said.

“I am not confident, and neither is anyone confident, that if we were to do the absolute base case and nothing more, the tier three suggestions for the highest rates would be enough to get over it.

“Because of this, at the third level, there is a lot of flexibility for the local authorities, led by their public health directors, to expand this area so that they can go well beyond the absolute base.

& # 39; The base will not be enough. I think that is clearly the professional point of view … but there are additional things that can be done within this guide. & # 39;

John Edmunds, a member of SAGE, spoke to Radio 4 shortly before the September 21 meeting.

He said at the time, “I think we have to take tough measures.

The British say Boris Johnson's local "Three Tier" lockdown is NOT enough to control the coronavirus

A quick YouGov poll found that 40 percent want stricter measures than the prime minister unveiled yesterday, compared to just 19 percent who believed they had struck the right balance

A quick YouGov poll found that 40 percent want stricter measures than the prime minister unveiled yesterday, compared to just 19 percent who believed they had struck the right balance

The British don't think Boris Johnson's new "three-step" ban goes far enough, despite millions facing tougher curbs.

A quick YouGov poll found that 40 percent wanted stricter measures than the prime minister unveiled yesterday, compared to just 19 percent who believed they had struck the right balance.

Another 15 percent say the process is too harsh.

It is alarming to Downing Street that the public has little confidence in the government's handling of the crisis. 64 percent complain that there is no clear plan. Only 20 percent trusted Mr. Johnson's strategy.

The statement even applied to Tory voters. 45 percent said the prime minister had no plan, while 37 percent were in favor.

Most of the research was carried out before the extraordinary split between ministers and SAGE experts emerged over the scope of measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

It comes despite warnings that a draconian lockdown could destroy the economy and burden millions of unemployed and still working people with increasing tax burdens.

“And it's really important that we use it as soon as possible because if we don't, the epidemic will double and then it will double again, and then it will double again and so on until we take the tough measures take place.

"And I think I suspect we will take very tough measures across the UK at some point, but it will be too late again."

Jonathan Ashworth, Health Secretary for Shadows, said the revelations in the SAGE newspaper were "alarming".

"The fact that the Prime Minister decided to make it public an hour after his press conference is further evidence that he is treating the British people with contempt," he said.

& # 39; Labor earlier warned that the restrictions announced by the Prime Minister may not be enough.

"The government now urgently needs to explain why it has ignored its own scientists and what it will do to take control of the virus."

Mr Jenrick said this included introducing the curfew rule for pubs and restaurants at 6am and 10pm, but the government had also taken a "balanced" approach to the situation.

The Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage) had proposed a national lockdown of between two and three weeks immediately to stop the rapid spread of the virus.

In a round of radio interviews, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick insisted that the government was "definitely" listening to scientists and that it was taking "robust" measures.

"We have listened to this advice and taken action as always, but these are balanced judgments," he told BBC Breakfast.

“We also need to balance this against the economic, job and livelihood effects, on education, which we have made a priority, and any other unintended consequences of action, be it on people's mental health , other illnesses or elective surgery that could be delayed or canceled as a result.

"We have a balanced view of what was required at that moment and that is how we will continue to act."

As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, people in Tier 3 Liverpool are only allowed to leave the area for important trips such as work, education or health and must return before the end of the day – although the rules are more guidelines than legally enforced. They cannot mix with other households in gardens, but in public outdoor areas subject to the rule of six.

Restaurants are allowed to open, but only in accordance with the curfew, and can serve alcohol as long as someone is having a “substantial” meal, according to No. 10. Sources insisted that this couldn't be just a snack like a packet of chips.

When businesses are forced to close, the government pays two-thirds of each employee's salary, up to a maximum of £ 2,100 per month. A £ 28 million package is expected to be in place to help parts of the country that are classified as Tier Three. Mr Johnson said the total assistance offered would be around £ 1 billion.

Liverpool is the only area in the top tier so far and the city is going beyond the basic restrictions by closing leisure centers, gyms, betting shops and casinos. Mr Johnson hinted that other hotspots were resisting and wiped out that it would be "unforgivable" not to consent to the raids.

Tier Two includes Greater Manchester, which was rescued from the tallest curbs after frantic lobbying by Mayor Andy Burnham and local MPs, as well as the North East, West Midlands, Nottingham and Leicester.

London is not expected to be in the second stage immediately, but Sadiq Khan's spokeswoman warned it could happen "this week" after a conference call with district leaders. Londoners should understand that this could change very quickly – possibly even this week.

Some places, like Oldham and Warrington, will actually relax their restrictions as households cannot mix in gardens right now.

Mr Johnson made it clear that he is not currently considering a full lockdown – and hoped that Christmas could still be saved if people followed the rules.

"I think a lot of people would think it's extreme and do a lot of additional damage to our economy," he said.

"We don't want to go this extreme way now."

Mr Johnson said he couldn't support the other side of the argument of failing to take action to stop the virus since "all math is brutal, it would lead to too many deaths".

He said, “We will do our best to make sure that life is as normal as possible again this Christmas.

"But unfortunately that will depend on our success in fighting this virus and our ability as a country to implement the package of measures."

Mr Johnson listed advice and rules about social distancing and testing.

"All of these basic things are important if we are to get out of this and allow people to have something like a normal Christmas," he added.

In a barely disguised threat to local leaders resisting raids, Mr Johnson said, “We are ready to work with local government at all levels, but as a national government we need to reflect on our main mission, which is to live and to protect the NHS we will do everything we think is necessary over the next days and weeks. & # 39;

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