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Revelers met Newcastle after 770 students took a university test positive for Covid


Revelers took to the streets of Newcastle last night after 770 students tested positive for coronavirus at a university in the city. The teens broke the "rule of six" and social distancing guidelines by queuing outside the kebab shops when the 10pm curfew began.

Police officers wearing masks and gloves tried to separate the groups and were seen talking to a McDonald’s manager when a crowd of about 20 people stood outside. 770 students tested positive for coronavirus in Newcastle. A university union accused Northumbria University of reopening its campus and causing the "preventable" public health crisis.

All students in what has been dubbed England's new coronavirus hotspot, along with their roommates and close contacts, are self-isolating for 14 days. The pupils have put up signs on their windows that read “Covid +” and “Send beer” as the authorities and the city council provide them with food, laundry, cleaning products and welfare.

Those who do not receive in-person tuition during their quarantine will receive additional academic support from the university. A spokesman said the increase in cases comes the week after students return to the area and "reflects good access to and availability of tests and strict and robust reporting systems."

They refused to say if the outbreak occurred in one dormitory or in multiple dormitories and private homes across Newcastle as infections in the city rose 60 percent this week to 250 cases per 100,000. However, the Union of Universities and Colleges blamed the outbreak for the university authorities' decision to open their campus to students, suggesting they were responsible for the "avoidable crisis".

Secretary General Jo Grady said, “We warned last month that, given the current restrictions in the area, the direction of the infection rate, and the issues with Test and Trace, it is clearly far too early for a mass return to campus. We told Northumbria University they had a civic duty to bring the health of staff, students and the local community first, and we are not excited to see another preventable crisis now. The university sector and government must address this public health crisis immediately. "

At least 50 universities across the UK are currently dealing with confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks amid fears that the UK's second wave is already well underway. 1,800 cases were found among students and staff. 124 cases have been confirmed at the University of Glasgow and 221 cases have been recorded at the University of Manchester as thousands of tired students flocked to campus at the start of the semester on September 21.

When the country was hit by the surge in Covid-19 infections in UK universities:

  • Halton in Cheshire rose to sixth place in the UK after cases rose 22 percent to 195 per 100,000.
  • Sunderland reached eight positions behind Bolton after a 42 percent increase hit 172 cases per 100,000.
  • Sefton in Merseyside was next with a 64 percent increase, taking the fall rate to 167 per 100,000, while Bury in Greater Manchester was tenth with a six percent increase and 166 per 100,000.
  • Middlesbrough saw one of the highest spikes in coronavirus cases in the country, after infections rose 136 percent to 116 per 100,000.
  • In Darlington, infections rose 210 percent and the case rate rose to 90 per 100,000.

Policemen in face masks try to disperse a crowd of revelers in Newcastle on Friday night while they wait outside a kebab shop in the city center

Police officers in blue face masks attempt to break up a group of revelers in Newcastle city center on Friday evening to enforce the 10pm curfew in pubs, bars and restaurants

Police officers in blue face masks attempt to separate a group of night owls in Newcastle city center on Friday night as they work to enforce the 10pm curfew in pubs, bars and restaurants

A large crowd - breaking the rule of six - in Newcastle city center is approached by police officers trying to break them

A large crowd – breaking the rule of six – in Newcastle city center is approached by police officers trying to break them

A group of women in Middlesbrough are making the most of their Friday night before even stricter regulations are introduced on Saturday. A woman rides with a friend

A group of women in Middlesbrough are making the most of their Friday night before even stricter regulations are introduced on Saturday. A woman is riding with a friend

A girl, wearing no shoes, climbs some steps while her friends watch in Middlesbrough on Friday night before stricter drinking regulations are enforced. At least 50 universities across the UK are currently dealing with confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks amid fears that the UK's second wave is already well underway

A girl wearing no shoes climbs some steps while her friends watch in Middlesbrough on Friday night before stricter drinking regulations are enforced. At least 50 universities across the UK are currently dealing with confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks amid fears that the UK's second wave is already well underway

Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham are all closed, while Hartlepool and Middlesbrough will be closed from Sunday. Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton and Darlington are open

Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham are all closed, while Hartlepool and Middlesbrough will be closed from Sunday. Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton and Darlington are open

All ten of England's top coronavirus hotspots are in the north and show the north-south divide. Newcastle, which contains the Northumbria University outbreak, is on the list

All ten of England's top coronavirus hotspots are in the north and show the north-south divide. Newcastle, which contains the Northumbria University outbreak, is on the list

Nearly 800 students tested positive for coronavirus in Newcastle when one of the UK's largest university unions accused Northumbria University of reopening campus and causing the "preventable" public health crisis (Northumbria University students posed for photos Windows in Shieldfield when they posted signs saying "send beer")

Nearly 800 students tested positive for coronavirus in Newcastle when one of the UK's largest university unions accused Northumbria University of reopening campus and causing the "preventable" public health crisis (Northumbria University students posed for photos Windows in Shieldfield when they posted signs saying "send beer")

Northumbria University students posed for photos by windows in Shieldfield as they posted “Send Beer” signs while a male student smiled at the crowd

Northumbria University students posed for photos by windows in Shieldfield as they posted “Send Beer” signs while a male student smiled at the crowd

Nearly 800 students tested positive for coronavirus in Newcastle when one of the UK's largest university unions accused Northumbria University of reopening campus and causing the “preventable” public health crisis

Nearly 800 students tested positive for coronavirus in Newcastle when one of the UK's largest university unions accused Northumbria University of reopening campus and causing the “preventable” public health crisis

Revelers and students enjoyed a wet and cold night in Newcastle City on Wednesday evening. The city was dubbed England's coronavirus epicenter today (it is unknown if the people in this picture tested positive for coronavirus).

Revelers and students enjoyed a wet and cold night in Newcastle city on Wednesday evening. The city was dubbed England's coronavirus epicenter today (it is unknown if the people in this picture tested positive for coronavirus).

The union is demanding that students trapped in halls be allowed to return home from university and study online if Covid outbreaks are to hit the UK campus

Students trapped in halls should return home from university and study online if they so choose, the unions have called.

The National Union of Students (NUS) and the University and College Union (UCU) have urged the government to take action as coronavirus outbreaks have hit university campuses across the UK.

Larissa Kennedy, NIS president, said the students had struggled with access to food and resources for wellbeing and warned against unnecessarily risking lives.

It comes after Boris Johnson said students can go home for Christmas – although Covid-19 cases are increasing "fairly quickly" in young people.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Gavin Williamson suggested applying a shift to online learning in "certain cases" so students can safely return home at the end of the semester to be with their families during the holiday season.

But education unions are calling for a transition to online learning wherever possible – and they say students should be given a safe way to get off campus now if they want.

Students shouldn't face any financial disadvantage if they leave their housing or move or leave university, they say.

Student Becca Croft told ITV that her entire apartment tested positive for the disease.

She said, “At first there was a bit of a panic when we realized that we all had to start isolating ourselves. We managed to get a shop sorted, but it took about a week. & # 39;

A Northumbria University official, who wanted to remain anonymous, said it offered more face-to-face classes than other universities in the area.

The source said, “We have high levels of anxiety among staff and students who feel that the establishment is not listening to these fears about personal teaching.

“There's a lot of frustration because almost everything we deliver face to face can be done much more safely online.

"There is confusion as to why we are not following other universities in the area that I believe went online earlier to prevent this from happening."

The staff member said many students stayed away from face-to-face sessions, with some lessons attracting less than half of the course members.

Many Northumbria University students live in their family homes rather than staying in student accommodation. You could therefore stay away to protect relatives, the clerk said.

The source added, "We are concerned about their access to full education. This is not just about health concerns, it is also about fairness and who has access to classes and who doesn't."

A university spokesman said: "The increase in numbers comes in the week after students return to university, and reflects good access to and availability of tests, as well as strict and robust reporting systems.

& # 39; In parts of the UK where universities started the semester earlier, the number of student cases increased in the induction week and then decreased.

"We make it clear to students that if they break the rules, they will face police fines and university disciplinary action, which can include fines, final warnings, or expulsion."

They added: “Both the universities in Northumbria and Newcastle have Covid Response Teams on call who are working closely with NHS Test and Trace, Public Health England in the North East and the city to identify and connect with everyone who were in close contact with those affected. & # 39; Students will also be asked to download the NHS Covid-19 app.

Revelers and students enjoyed a night out in Newcastle city on Wednesday. Some wore protective face masks

Revelers and students enjoyed a night out in Newcastle city on Wednesday. Some wore protective face masks

Revelers were seen speaking to police as they took to the streets of Newcastle on Wednesday. Newcastle infections have risen 60 percent to 250 cases per 100,000, according to health officials

Revelers were seen speaking to police as they took to the streets of Newcastle on Wednesday. Newcastle infections have risen 60 percent to 250 cases per 100,000, according to health officials

Revelers posed for photos as they took to the streets of Newcastle for an evening. Seven partygoers are shown here

Revelers posed for photos as they took to the streets of Newcastle for an evening. Seven partygoers are shown here

Four night owls huddled under an umbrella to protect themselves from the rain when they spent the night in Newcastle on Wednesday

Four night owls huddled under an umbrella to protect themselves from the rain when they spent the night in Newcastle on Wednesday

A large group of partygoers gathers outside a takeaway in Newcastle on their wet and cold night on the town

A large group of partygoers gathers outside a takeaway in Newcastle on their wet and cold night on the town

Councilor Irim Ali, Newcastle City Council Cabinet Member for Neighborhoods and Public Health, praised the "incredible efforts" made by the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria to "create Covid-safe environments".

She added, "Unfortunately, a small number of students are undermining these efforts and at a time when Covid infection rates are rising in the area, it is to be welcomed that universities recognize this and warn those who violate their rules." Behavior.

“We are working with both universities to support those students who are self-isolating and have mobilized volunteers to deliver food packages and other essential items to those confined to their homes.

"But while the work continues to control the ongoing outbreaks, all students must adhere to regulations and guidelines."

She added: "During your stay in Newcastle it is important that all students act with the same responsibility as other residents and do their part to protect our city from the virus."

An increase in coronavirus cases on campus in recent weeks has resulted in thousands of students at some universities – including Manchester Metropolitan and Glasgow University – being forced to self-isolate in their halls.

There were more than 200 cases at the University of Sheffield and 177 staff and students at the University of Liverpool, according to a survey of 140 institutions.

Around 56 universities across the UK had at least one confirmed case of Covid-19, an analysis of university responses and media reports suggest. The analysis suggests that at least 1,798 positive cases of Covid-19 have been identified at these universities.

Self-isolating students at Northumbria University are provided with food, laundry, cleaning products and welfare from the university - in collaboration with the Student Union and Newcastle City Council. Pictured: The police are talking to night owls on the street on Wednesday

Self-isolating students at Northumbria University are provided with food, laundry, cleaning products and welfare by the university – in collaboration with the Student Union and Newcastle City Council. Pictured: The police are talking to night owls on the street on Wednesday

Most of the cases among students and staff appear to be in northern England cities, as well as Scottish universities, which were the first to reopen. However, there have been cases at facilities across the UK. Pictured: revelers and students on an evening out in Newcastle on Wednesday

Most of the cases among students and staff appear to be in northern England cities as well as Scottish universities which were the first to reopen. However, there have been cases at facilities across the UK. Pictured: revelers and students on an evening out in Newcastle on Wednesday

MORE THAN 50 UNIVERSITIES IN THE UK HAVE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS, SURVEY DETAILS

More than 50 universities in the UK have confirmed cases of coronavirus as thousands of students return to campus.

Nearly 1,800 Covid-19 cases have been identified among students and staff, according to a survey.

A surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks has resulted in thousands of students at some universities – including Manchester Metropolitan and Glasgow University – being forced to self-isolate in their halls.

There were more than 200 cases at the University of Sheffield and 177 staff and students at the University of Liverpool, according to a survey of 140 institutions.

Around 56 universities across the UK had at least one confirmed case of Covid-19, an analysis of university responses and media reports suggest.

The analysis suggests that at least 1,798 positive cases of Covid-19 have been identified at these universities.

The results come as the University of Manchester – where there have been 221 cases of Covid-19 – apologized for "conflicting information" given to students of some residential staff about isolation.

The BBC reported that students were told that a member of an insulating house could go to the stores to buy groceries if they couldn't get deliveries and that they could use the laundry service while they were wearing a mask.

A university spokesman said, “The safety and wellbeing of our students is our primary concern. We pride ourselves on the work of our Residential Life Team, who live in halls alongside our students.

& # 39; If any members of this team have provided conflicting information, we apologize. All students have now received one clear message. & # 39;

Most of the cases among students and staff appear to be in northern England cities as well as Scottish universities which were the first to reopen. However, there have been cases at facilities across the UK.

There have been 47 cases among students at Oxford Brookes University while at Sussex University a staff member and 10 students self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19, the PA survey shows.

But not all cases among students and staff have been reported "on campus". Some have performed in local communities or in private dormitories.

Most of the cases among students and staff appear to be in northern England cities, as well as Scottish universities, which were the first to reopen. However, there have been cases at facilities across the UK.

There have been 47 cases among Oxford Brookes University students while at Sussex University a staff member and 10 students self-isolate after testing positive for Covid-19, the survey shows.

But not all cases among students and staff have been reported "on campus". Some have performed in local communities or in private dormitories.

The results come as the University of Manchester – where there have been 221 cases of Covid-19 – apologized for "conflicting information" given to students of some residential staff about isolation.

The BBC reported that students were told that a member of an insulating house could go to the stores to buy groceries if they couldn't get deliveries and that they could use the laundry service while they were wearing a mask.

A university spokesman said, “The safety and wellbeing of our students is our primary concern. We pride ourselves on the work of our Residential Life Team, who live in halls alongside our students.

& # 39; If any members of this team have provided conflicting information, we apologize. All students have now received one clear message. & # 39;

Rising infections in the northwest have put Knowsley and Liverpool in second and third place of the hardest hit countries in the country, after rising 50 percent in both cities. You now have 246 and 239 cases per 100,000, respectively.

But Bolton, who was at the center of the England outbreak for four weeks, fell out of the top 5 after falling 10 percent to 180 per 100,000 on 10 occasions.

The case in the city of Greater Manchester suggests that tough Covid-19 restrictions have come into effect, offering a glimmer of hope to other regions facing draconian measures.

Despite warnings of further restrictions, London has no counties in the 50 most infected areas of England, highlighting the divide between north and south coronaviruses in England. Redbridge has the highest rate at 56 cases per 100,000 after the local authority saw infections increase by 40 percent.

Public Health England data is based on Covid-19 swabs nationwide between August 21 and September 27 and daily indicators through September 29 showing up to 1 in 14 tests now are positive. Experts fear infections across the country could be higher than the numbers suggest.

Manchester was the fourth-largest hotspot in the country, the data shows after cases rose 36 percent to 200 per 100,000.

And St. Helens on Merseyside shot up to the fifth most infected area in England after the infection rate rose 82 percent, bringing the rate to 200 per 100,000.

The lowest infection rates were observed in the Isle of Wight, where the NHS Covid app was first tested. The rate is 4 per 100,000. The second lowest was Suffolk with 6.1 cases per 100,000, followed by Dorset with 7.7 per 100,000.

The government and local health officials have tightened coronavirus restrictions in areas with higher cases to help contain the spiraling infections.

Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough were the newest cities to face stricter lockdown restrictions yesterday when officials tried to lock assembly cases.

The rules require people not to participate in professional or amateur sports events, not to travel unless required to go to school or work, and to visit nursing homes only in exceptional cases.

This map shows areas with the fastest growth in coronavirus cases, with the north being the fastest growing along with some areas of London

This map shows areas with the fastest growth in coronavirus cases, with the north being the fastest growing along with some areas of London

Top 15 Coronavirus Hotspots in the UK

  1. Newcastle250 cases per 100,000, UP 60 percent
  2. Knowsley247 cases per 100,000, UP 53 percent
  3. Liverpool239 cases per 100,000, UP 51 percent
  4. Manchester200 cases per 100,000, UP 36 percent
  5. St. Helens200 cases per 100,000, UP 82 percent
  6. Wait195 cases per 100,000, UP 22 percent
  7. Bolton180 Fälle pro 100.000, 10 Prozent
  8. Sunderland172 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 42 Prozent
  9. Sefton167 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 64 Prozent
  10. Begraben167 Fälle pro 100.000, UP sechs Prozent
  11. South Tyneside166 Fälle pro 100.000, sieben Prozent
  12. Warrington155 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 50 Prozent
  13. Rochdale151 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 22 Prozent
  14. Oldham150 Fälle pro 100.000, UP drei Prozent
  15. Salford146 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 16 Prozent

Die Regionen folgen einem Großteil des Nordwestens und Nordostens in verschärften Beschränkungen inmitten eines ständig wachsenden Ausbruchs im Norden Englands.

Die neuesten Daten zeigen die starke Kluft zwischen Coronaviren im Norden und Süden Englands, wobei sich 49 der am stärksten infizierten Regionen im Norden der Midlands befinden.

Slough am Stadtrand von Windsor war die einzige Kommunalbehörde im Süden, die mit 61 Fällen pro 100.000 nach einem Anstieg von 200 Prozent die Top 50 erreichte.

Experten haben vorgeschlagen, dass diese Aufteilung auf eine Kombination von Faktoren zurückzuführen ist, darunter das Wetter, der Grad der Benachteiligung und Unterschiede im Grad der Immunität zwischen den Regionen.

Der Südosten und London waren nach Angaben des Met Office im August die trockensten, wärmsten und sonnigsten Gebiete in Großbritannien, als der Sommer im größten Teil des Landes ein düsteres Ende fand.

Dr. Andrew Preston, ein Experte für Infektionskrankheiten an der Universität von Bath, sagte gegenüber MailOnline, es sei "völlig vernünftig", einen Zusammenhang zwischen diesem und dem Auftreten von Coronavirus-Fällen herzustellen.

Es wird vermutet, dass die Schauer und das kühlere Wetter die Menschen dazu ermutigt haben, länger im Norden zu verbringen, wo sich das Virus besser ausbreiten kann.

Das Ausmaß der Benachteiligung kann in einigen Fällen auch zu einem Anstieg geführt haben, da die Menschen dadurch weniger in der Lage wären, sich selbst zu isolieren oder von zu Hause aus zu arbeiten, wodurch sie einem höheren Risiko ausgesetzt wären, sich zu verbreiten und an der Krankheit zu erkranken.

Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Knowsley, Hull und Manchester im Norden weisen laut einem Regierungsbericht die höchsten Benachteiligungsgrade des Landes auf.

Andere Experten sagten jedoch, der Unterschied könnte auf die Immunität zurückzuführen sein – einige argumentierten, dass das Virus auf dem Höhepunkt des Ausbruchs, der sich hauptsächlich im Süden befand, täglich bis zu 100.000 Menschen infizierte.

Londons Top-Ten-Hotspots für Coronaviren

  1. Redbridge57 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 42 Prozent
  2. Bellen und Dagenham53 Fälle pro 100,00, UP 64 Prozent
  3. Hounslow50 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 139 Prozent
  4. Newham49 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 77 Prozent
  5. Turm Weiler46 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 39 Prozent
  6. Havering46 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 68 Prozent
  7. Hillingdon46 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 80 Prozent
  8. Ealing43 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 105 Prozent
  9. Brent40 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 95 Prozent
  10. Hammersmith und Fulham36 Fälle pro 100.000, UP 97 Prozent

Dies würde bedeuten, dass es eine höhere Immunitätsrate gegen das Virus aufweist als der Norden, was einen Druck auf jede nachfolgende zweite Welle ausübt.

Boris Johnson und seine beiden führenden wissenschaftlichen Berater haben Anfang dieser Woche eine beeindruckende Reihe von Statistiken veröffentlicht, die die verschiedenen Ausbrüche von Coronaviren im Norden und Süden aufdecken.

An average of 1,595 cases of Covid-19 are currently diagnosed daily in the Northwest, compared to just 150 in the Southwest, while Yorkshire, Humber and Northeast have the second highest infection rates.

All 10 areas with the worst per capita ratios are in the north, while eight out of ten areas with the lowest are in the south. Professor Whitty said there is a "strong concentration" of coronavirus towards the top of England.

In an appeal to the public, the Prime Minister said: "If we work together now, we will give ourselves the best possible chance to avoid this result and avoid further action."

“I know some people will think we should give up and let the virus run its course, despite the enormous death that it could potentially cause. I have to say that I deeply disagree. I don't think the British people want that. I don't think they want to throw the sponge in. They want to fight and defeat this virus and we will. & # 39;

Der Premierminister zeigte diese Folien gestern Abend auf einer Pressekonferenz Nr. 10, als er vor einer deutlichen Nord-Süd-Kluft beim Wiederauftreten der Krankheit warnte

Der Premierminister zeigte diese Folien gestern Abend auf einer Pressekonferenz Nr. 10, als er vor einer deutlichen Nord-Süd-Kluft beim Wiederauftreten der Krankheit warnte

Die Karte auf der linken Seite zeigt die Durchschnittstemperaturen für August in Großbritannien

Die Karte auf der rechten Seite zeigt den mittleren Niederschlag für August in ganz Großbritannien

Die Karte auf der linken Seite zeigt die Durchschnittstemperaturen für August in Großbritannien und die Karte auf der rechten Seite zeigt die Durchschnittstemperaturen für August in Großbritannien

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