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London is a ghost town and the city centers are deserted … but the beauty spots are full


London is now a ghost town as city centers were abandoned on the first weekend of lockdown restrictions on Covid-19 across England, but in autumn weather the beauty spots are full.

Photos show boarded-up restaurants adorned with warning signs lining empty streets in London's Soho and Newcastle's Bigg Market after England imposed its second lockdown at midnight Thursday.

It's in stark contrast to the scenes earlier this week when the night owls were in effect before all of the pubs and bars had to close for the rest of the month.

But the parks are still busy. Runners, walkers and cyclists can be seen on the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester this morning as people can practice sports and socialize with their household or someone else in the public space.

Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire, was also busy with customers seen pushing carts carrying toilet paper, liquor and water bottles.

The images come from warnings that the country needed "dramatic measures" to reduce Covid-19 transmission, despite the government providing "gruesome" data to justify the recent lockdown.

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter said it was unsustainable for the healthcare sector to cope with the scale of coronavirus cases and hospital stays without stricter measures than those imposed in the three-tier system.

The statistician and chairman of the Winton Center for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge told BBC Radio 4's Today Program: “If this goes down, it will go down very slowly unless dramatic action is taken. & # 39;

Runners, walkers and cyclists can take advantage of the autumn weather on Manchester's Bridgewater Canal to do sports and socialize with their household or another person in public spaces

Joggers and walkers run on a path on the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester this morning. Town centers were abandoned across England on the first weekend of the national lockdown, but the beauty spots remained busy

Joggers and walkers run on a path on the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester this morning. Town centers were abandoned across England on the first weekend of the national lockdown, but the beauty spots remained busy

Cyclists and runners took advantage of the autumn weather along the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester today. New data shows that the rate of infection appears to be slowing in England and Wales

Cyclists and runners took advantage of the autumn weather along the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester today. New data shows that the rate of infection appears to be slowing in England and Wales

On the first weekend of the second lockdown in England, people are early morning jogging in Windsor on the long walk. While the infection rate has increased, "the rate of increase is less steep compared to the previous weeks," the ONS said

On the first weekend of the second lockdown in England, people are early morning jogging in Windsor on the long walk. While the infection rate has increased, "the rate of increase is less steep compared to the previous weeks," the ONS said

A crowd of cyclists gathered in Windsor by the castle this morning in the autumn sunshine, on the first weekend of the second lockdown put in place in England to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A crowd of cyclists gathered in Windsor by the castle this morning in the autumn sunshine, the first weekend of the second lockdown put in place in England to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Cyclists gather in front of the historic castle in Windsor this morning as people are allowed to exercise outdoors while restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops will have to close during England's second lockdown

Cyclists gather in front of the historic castle in Windsor this morning as people are allowed to exercise outdoors while restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops will have to close during England's second lockdown

At least a dozen cyclists can be seen together outside the castle in Windsor and appear to have little regard for the rules of social distancing with people sitting side by side on the benches

At least a dozen cyclists can be seen together outside the castle in Windsor and appear to have little regard for the rules of social distancing with people sitting side by side on the benches

Cyclists sit side by side as they line benches outside the historic castle in Windsor. Despite empty main streets and town centers, the parks continue to be busy as people are allowed to exercise outdoors during England's second lockdown

Cyclists sit side by side as they line benches outside the historic castle in Windsor. Despite empty main streets and town centers, the parks continue to be busy as people are allowed to exercise outdoors during England's second lockdown

Oxford Street and Regent Street in London looked almost completely empty this morning as restaurants, pubs and non-essential stores closed during England's second coronavirus lockdown

Oxford Street and Regent Street in London looked almost completely empty this morning as restaurants, pubs and non-essential stores closed during England's second coronavirus lockdown

Oxford Street and Regent Street look almost completely empty today. A handful of people are walking on the sidewalks while unnecessary shops and other businesses are closed during the winter lockdown

Oxford Street and Regent Street look almost completely empty today. A handful of people are walking on the sidewalks while unnecessary shops and other businesses are closed during the winter lockdown

A cyclist with his dog stands on the pavement in London as Oxford Street and Regent Streets are almost completely deserted after new Covid regulations went into effect in England earlier this week

A cyclist with his dog stands on the pavement in London as Oxford Street and Regent Streets are almost completely deserted after new Covid regulations went into effect in England earlier this week

Three people stand outside a closed shop in London today when Oxford Street and Regent Street were vacated during the lockdown while the parks remained occupied as people are still allowed to exercise outdoors

Three people stand outside a closed shop in London today when Oxford Street and Regent Street were vacated during the lockdown while the parks remained occupied as people are still allowed to exercise outdoors

The body shop on Oxford Street in London. The chain was temporarily closed on November 4th in England and reopened on December 3rd after the country imposed its second lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

The body shop on Oxford Street in London. The chain was temporarily closed on November 4th in England and reopened on December 3rd after the country imposed its second lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A roped off tube station on Oxford Street as people are told to stay at home and only go for shopping or outdoor sports during the second UK lockdown

A roped off tube station on Oxford Street as people are told to stay at home and only go for shopping or outdoor sports during the second UK lockdown

People walking past the National Gallery in London today as city centers remain largely empty on the third day of a four-week national lockdown on England to fight the spread of the coronavirus

People walking past the National Gallery in London today as city centers remain largely empty on the third day of a four-week national lockdown on England to fight the spread of the coronavirus

A police vehicle can be seen on a street in London, the streets of which are almost completely empty, as Oxford Street and Regent Street were abandoned this morning as new restrictions were put in place at midnight Thursday

A police vehicle can be seen on a street in London, the streets of which are almost completely empty, as Oxford Street and Regent Street were abandoned this morning as new restrictions were put in place at midnight Thursday

A quiet Trafalgar Square in London today, on the third day of a four-week national lockdown on England to fight the spread of the coronavirus, as restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops are closed

A quiet Trafalgar Square in London today, on the third day of a four-week national lockdown on England to fight the spread of the coronavirus, as restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops are closed

The Metropolitan Police are riding on Westminster Bridge in London today, the first weekend of the winter closure in England. People are allowed to exercise outdoors and leave the house to do important purchases

The Metropolitan Police ride on Westminster Bridge in London today, the first weekend of the winter closure in England. People are allowed to exercise outdoors and leave the house to do important purchases

A woman in a face mask jogging on Westminster Bridge in London on the third day of a four week lockdown

A woman in a face mask jogging on Westminster Bridge in London on the third day of a four week lockdown

A woman in a face mask and visor walks past the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament, commonly known as Big Ben, on the first weekend of the winter closure in Westminster, London, today

A woman in a face mask and visor walks past the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament, commonly known as Big Ben, on the first weekend of the winter closure in Westminster, London, today

A jogger takes a photo on her cell phone on Westminster Bridge in London on day three of a four-week national lockdown

A jogger takes a photo on her cell phone on Westminster Bridge in London on day three of a four-week national lockdown

Hundreds of people have now been tested as part of a mass coronavirus pilot program in Liverpool, with queues outside new testing centers.

The armed forces have been brought into the city to help implement the program, which uses cross-flow tests to produce results in less than an hour for people who have no symptoms of the virus.

Mr Johnson said the rapid test pilot could be a "real way through the crisis".

But health experts said plans to screen Liverpool's population are not fit for purpose.

Sir David said, “The point is that we get about 20-25,000 positive tests every day, which translates to about 1,500 hospital stays per day, about 250-300 deaths per day, and these are largely stable but increasing a bit – the Hospital deaths and hospital stays are slowly rising – and we are approaching winter.

“These types of levels, even if they stay very stable and are below the first peak of the virus, stay with these for months, and it seems to me and others that this is going to be unsustainable in terms of what health care can handle. & # 39;

An empty cobbled street in Windsor yesterday as the city remained quiet on the second day of the coronavirus lockdown in England, while more shops and cafes were open than the previous lockdown earlier this year

An empty cobbled street in Windsor yesterday as the city remained quiet on the second day of the coronavirus lockdown in England, while more shops and cafes were open than the previous lockdown earlier this year

A boarded-up street in London as Oxford Street and Regent Street look almost empty this morning. All non-essential businesses have been ordered to close during England's second coronavirus lockdown

A boarded-up street in London as Oxford Street and Regent Street look almost empty this morning. All non-essential stores have been ordered to close during England's second coronavirus lockdown

A closed gift shop in Piccadilly, London, on the third day of a four-week national lockdown on England to fight the spread of the coronavirus. A group of scientists said the potential for "harmful diversion of resources and public money is enormous".

A closed gift shop in Piccadilly, London, on the third day of a four-week national lockdown on England to fight the spread of the coronavirus. A group of scientists said the potential for "harmful diversion of resources and public money is enormous".

Two joggers on Westminster Bridge in London are taking a break from running to enjoy the sunny autumn weather this first weekend of the winter lockdown introduced in England earlier this week

Two joggers on Westminster Bridge in London are taking a break from running to enjoy the sunny autumn weather this first weekend of the winter lockdown introduced in England earlier this week

High street clothing chain Next on Oxford Street closed after England launched its second lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus as the latest measures went into effect at midnight Thursday

High street clothing chain Next on Oxford Street closed after England launched its second lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus as the latest measures went into effect at midnight Thursday

A completely deserted sidewalk can be seen outside Bond Street Station, which is usually packed with commuters and shoppers, as non-essential shops, restaurants and pubs close during England's second lockdown

A completely deserted sidewalk can be seen outside Bond Street Station, which is usually packed with commuters and shoppers, as non-essential shops, restaurants and pubs close during England's second lockdown

Sports chain JD Sports has been shuttered as the company is temporarily closing its stores in England and staying open online as non-essential stores close during the second lockdown

Sports chain JD Sports has been shuttered as the company is temporarily closing its stores in England and staying open online as non-essential stores will close during the second lockdown

A tube station in central London is completely empty as people are instructed to stay home during the winter lockdown, with the exception of the necessary shopping and outdoor exercise to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A tube station in central London is completely empty as people are instructed to stay home during the winter lockdown, with the exception of the necessary shopping and outdoor exercise to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

One gap store in London is closed as Oxford Street and Regent Street were almost empty this morning. Non-essential stores are temporarily closed for the remainder of the month during the second block

A Gap store in London is closed as Oxford Street and Regent Street were almost empty this morning. Non-essential stores are temporarily closed for the remainder of the month during the second block

Two people are walking their dog and a woman is walking the sidewalk wearing a face mask in central London today as the streets in the inner cities are almost completely deserted on the first weekend of the winter closure

Two people are walking their dog and a woman is walking the sidewalk wearing a face mask in central London today as the streets in the city centers are almost completely deserted on the first weekend of the winter closure

Sir David pondered the presentation of the data at last weekend's press conference where the Prime Minister announced the new lockdown: “It was a mess, it really was.

& # 39; All of those graphics created at last Saturday's press conference were out of date at that point, they are definitely out of date now.

'This one (the slide about 4,000 deaths) was really awful – that was out of date when it was shown. It was never meant to be part of a formal document, it was leaked early and then was part of the briefing to MPs. & # 39;

Sir David added that projections had some "validity" but should be "taken with extreme caution" as they could often be out of date at the time they were displayed.

A group of scientists said the potential for "harmful diversion of resources and public money is enormous" and warned that at half a billion pounds, the project could be a "costly failure".

A long line of people wearing face masks line up outside Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire, today as the store continued to be busy stocking up on essentials after England received its second ban earlier this week

A long line of people in face masks queued outside Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire today as the shop continued to busy themselves with essentials after England received its second ban earlier this week

Many customers at Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire saw them push carts stacked with toilet rolls and water bottles as they stocked up during the second lockdown in England, which was introduced at midnight Thursday

Many customers at Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire saw them push carts stacked with toilet rolls and water bottles as they stocked up during the second lockdown in England, introduced at midnight Thursday

Three people, one of whom wears a face visor, are seen with carts filled with water bottles, milk and Coca-Cola bottles as they stock up on England's second lockdown this morning at Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire

Three people, one of whom wears a face visor, are seen with carts filled with water bottles, milk and Coca-Cola bottles as they stock up on England's second lockdown this morning at Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire

Two people are seen with a cart filled with toilet paper rolls and packs of water bottles as they stock up at Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire, today as people are instructed to stay home except for essential shopping and exercise

Two people are seen with a cart filled with toilet paper rolls and packs of water bottles as they stock up at Costco in Watford, Hertfordshire, today, as people are instructed to stay home except for essential shopping and exercise

A woman wearing a face mask pushes a cart outside Costco in Watford this morning as the store was crowded with customers while downtown and main streets remained quiet on the first weekend of the winter lockdown

A woman with a face mask pushes a cart outside Costco in Watford this morning as the store was crowded with customers while downtown and main streets remained quiet on the first weekend of the winter lockdown

A customer wearing face covering is filled with alcohol crates at Costo in Watford, Hertfordshire after new regulations are put in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A customer wearing a face covering is filled with alcohol crates at Costo in Watford, Hertfordshire after new regulations are put in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A customer wearing a face mask pushes a cart filled with water bottles and toilet paper at Costo in Watford this morning as all non-essential businesses will have to close during the second lockdown

Eine Kundin, die eine Gesichtsmaske trägt, schiebt heute Morgen bei Costo in Watford einen mit Wasserflaschen und Toilettenpapier gefüllten Wagen entlang, da alle nicht wesentlichen Geschäfte während der zweiten Sperrung geschlossen werden müssen

Die Regierung wird voraussichtlich am Samstag bekannt geben, dass die pauschalen Bestimmungen, die es allen Pubs in England ermöglichen, Speisen und Getränke zum Mitnehmen zu servieren, erweitert werden, während Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club und The Lowry in Salford zu den acht kulturellen Organisationen und Veranstaltungsorten gehören, die von den neuesten profitieren werden Runde der Coronavirus-Finanzierung.

Neue Daten zeigen, dass sich die Infektionsrate in England und Wales zu verlangsamen scheint.

Das Amt für nationale Statistik (ONS) gab an, dass zwischen dem 25. und 31. Oktober schätzungsweise 618.700 Menschen in England – einer von 90 – Covid-19 hatten, gegenüber 568.100 in der Woche zuvor.

Während die Infektionsrate in den letzten Wochen gestiegen ist, "ist die Steigerungsrate im Vergleich zu den Vorwochen weniger steil", sagte der ONS.

Nachdem Dänemark aufgrund weit verbreiteter Ausbrüche von Covid-19 in seinen Nerzfarmen von der Liste der Reisekorridore der Regierung gestrichen wurde, hat die Regierung angekündigt, auch ausländischen Besuchern aus dem Land Einwanderungsbefugnisse aufzuerlegen.

Tagesansicht einer leeren und verlassenen Old Compton Street im Londoner Stadtteil Soho gestern mit vernagelten Restaurants entlang der Straße. Nicht wesentliche Unternehmen wurden im Rahmen der zweiten monatelangen Sperrung von Covid-19 in England geschlossen

Tagesansicht einer leeren und verlassenen Old Compton Street im Londoner Stadtteil Soho gestern mit vernagelten Restaurants entlang der Straße. Nicht wesentliche Unternehmen wurden im Rahmen der zweiten einmonatigen Sperrung von Covid-19 in England geschlossen

Leere Tische einer Bar und Restaurants im Stadtteil Covent Garden im Zentrum von London am Donnerstag, als Großbritannien sich mit großen Teilen Europas zu einer Coronavirus-Sperre zusammenschloss, um das Gesundheitssystem vor Überlastung zu bewahren

Leere Tische einer Bar und Restaurants im Stadtteil Covent Garden im Zentrum von London am Donnerstag, als Großbritannien sich mit großen Teilen Europas zu einer Coronavirus-Sperre zusammenschloss, um das Gesundheitssystem vor Überlastung zu bewahren

Verlassene Straßen in der Gray Street in Newcastle, rechts das verlassene Theatre Royal, das gestern Abend nach der zweiten Sperrung in England gesehen wurde, um die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus zu stoppen. Es steht im Gegensatz zu Szenen Anfang dieser Woche

Verlassene Straßen in der Gray Street in Newcastle, rechts das verlassene Theatre Royal, das gestern Abend nach der zweiten Sperrung in England gesehen wurde, um die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus zu stoppen. Es steht im Gegensatz zu Szenen Anfang dieser Woche

A woman wearing a face covering walks past a closed shop in London yesterday as non-essential stores, restaurants and pubs close during the second lockdown in England to help stop the spread of coronavirus

A woman wearing a face covering walks past a closed shop in London yesterday as non-essential stores, restaurants and pubs close during the second lockdown in England to help stop the spread of coronavirus

A daytime view of a Stay Alert, Save Lives rainbow sign outside a closed restaurant in Old Compton Street, Soho, London. Most shops, restaurants and businesses have now closed as part of the second lockdown in England

A daytime view of a Stay Alert, Save Lives rainbow sign outside a closed restaurant in Old Compton Street, Soho, London. Most shops, restaurants and businesses have now closed as part of the second lockdown in England

Deserted streets in Newcastle, showing the Gate Bar and Casino complex on Friday evening, following the second lockdown in England being introduced at midnight on Thursday to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Deserted streets in Newcastle, showing the Gate Bar and Casino complex on Friday evening, following the second lockdown in England being introduced at midnight on Thursday to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

A daytime view of an empty and deserted Old Compton street in London's Soho, showing a closed bar alongside boarded up restaurants. Non-essential businesses have closed for the rest of the month during England's second lockdown

A daytime view of an empty and deserted Old Compton street in London's Soho, showing a closed bar alongside boarded up restaurants. Non-essential businesses have closed for the rest of the month during England's second lockdown

Deserted streets in Newcastle's Bigg Market on Friday evening, showing a closed hotel, pubs and restaurants, in contrast to earlier this week, when revellers were seen out in force before all the bars were forced to shut for the rest of the month

Deserted streets in Newcastle's Bigg Market on Friday evening, showing a closed hotel, pubs and restaurants, in contrast to earlier this week, when revellers were seen out in force before all the bars were forced to shut for the rest of the month

Quiet streets in the West End of London on Friday, with nearly empty pavements and closed stores seen lining the street as England entered its second coronavirus lockdown earlier this week

Quiet streets in the West End of London on Friday, with nearly empty pavements and closed stores seen lining the street as England entered its second coronavirus lockdown earlier this week

Deserted streets in Newcastle's Bigg Market on Friday evening, following the second national lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus, leaving city centres deserted in England

Deserted streets in Newcastle's Bigg Market on Friday evening, following the second national lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus, leaving city centres deserted in England

A man walks past the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, commonly known as 'Eros', in Piccadilly Circus, London, on Friday evening. England began its second Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday, following an announcement from the PM last Saturday

A man walks past the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, commonly known as 'Eros', in Piccadilly Circus, London, on Friday evening. England began its second Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday, following an announcement from the PM last Saturday

People walk past others sitting at the outdoor tables of a coffee stall beside the River Thames in London yesterday. The images come amid warnings that the country needed 'dramatic action' to reduce Covid-19 transmission

People walk past others sitting at the outdoor tables of a coffee stall beside the River Thames in London yesterday. The images come amid warnings that the country needed 'dramatic action' to reduce Covid-19 transmission

Traffic and cyclists move along Oxford Street in London yesterday, after England began its second coronavirus lockdown, announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last Saturday

Traffic and cyclists move along Oxford Street in London yesterday, after England began its second coronavirus lockdown, announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last Saturday

From 4am on Saturday, all non-British national or resident travellers who have been in or transited through Denmark in the last 14 days will be denied entry into the UK.

The Government also said it is expanding the self-isolation requirements for Denmark.

British nationals or residents who are returning to the UK either directly or indirectly from the country are now required to self-isolate along with all other members of their household, until two weeks have passed since they were last there.

A further 355 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, according to Government figures.

There were also a further 23,287 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am.

A total of 64,170 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK, according to figures produced by statistical agencies.

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