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Sadiq Khan warns London that there should be curfew in Covid tomorrow at 10 p.m.


London Mayor Sadiq Khan is reportedly pushing for new coronavirus restrictions on the capital on Monday, including a 10 p.m. curfew.

Mayor Sources said the city has caught outbreaks of disease in the northwest and northeast of England that have been placed under new controls.

While data from a few days ago indicated that London was two weeks behind these areas, Mr Khan's latest modeling reportedly showed that the gap had closed in two or three days.

The mayor is now calling on ministers to extend the latest regional restrictions – including ordering bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m. – to the capital.

Government and town hall officials are believed to meet this afternoon to discuss possible new restrictions on the capital.

It comes as Health Matt Hancock told Times Radio today he wouldn't rule out the capital's commuters being asked to stay home.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is reportedly pushing for new coronavirus restrictions on the capital on Monday, including a 10 p.m. curfew.

Mr Hancock was also asked on Sky News for comments from Mr Khan that restrictions were becoming more likely in the capital.

He said, "I had discussions with the Mayor of London this week and the teams are meeting today to further discuss what may be needed."

A mayoral source told HuffPost: “It is clear that the cases in London are only moving in one direction. We are only a few days behind the hotspots in the northwest and northeast. We cannot afford any more delay.

"Introducing new measures will help slow the spread of the virus and potentially prevent the need for a broader lockdown like we saw in March, which could again seriously damage the economy."

He should also consider the possibility of encouraging those who can work from home to do so.

Such a move would be in sharp contrast to the government, which until recently has urged people to return to their offices after loosening lockdown restrictions.

It comes as fines of up to £ 10,000 in England who refuse an order to self-isolate, the government warned amid mounting concerns over the surge in coronavirus infections.

In a major tightening of regulations, ministers will impose a new legal obligation on people to self-isolate if they test positive for the disease or are instructed to do so by NHS Test and Trace after coming into contact with someone who has comes into contact with the virus.

People are lining up outside a coronavirus testing center that has walk-in appointments in north London last week

People are lining up outside a coronavirus testing center that has walk-in appointments in north London last week

Lower-income individuals who experience loss of income due to quarantine are entitled to a one-time benefit of £ 500 to help them cope financially.

With new cases of infection doubling every week, Boris Johnson said the measures were necessary to control the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable from infection.

However, it is likely that they will alarm some Conservative MPs who are already concerned about the ministers' extensive powers to contain the disease without any debate in parliament.

The new rules will come into force in England on September 28, although Ministers are discussing an extension to Great Britain with the decentralized administrations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This is followed by a warning from Imperial College London's Professor Neil Ferguson – whose modeling led to the original nationwide lockdown – that authorities would have to act "sooner rather than later" to avoid a return to last March infection rates.

Ministers are also considering other restrictions, including a temporary two or three week break in the circuit to break the chain of transmission.

The move could result in pubs and restaurants closing or a 10 p.m. curfew, while socializing between households could be banned.

On Friday the prime minister admitted that the long-feared second wave of the pandemic affecting countries like France and Spain had reached the UK and that more cases of the disease were "inevitable".

Announcing the new rules, Mr Johnson said, “The best way to fight this virus is for everyone to follow the rules and isolate themselves if they are at risk of passing the coronavirus on.

“And so nobody underestimates how important this is. New regulations mean you are legally required to do so if you have the virus or have been told to by NHS Test and Trace.

“People who ignore the rules are fined heavily. We must do everything we can to control the spread of this virus, to prevent the most vulnerable people from becoming infected, and to protect the NHS and save lives. & # 39;

The fines start at £ 1,000 and rise to £ 10,000 for repeat offenders and for "the most egregious violations", including those that prevent other people from isolating themselves. This is an employer that requires an employee to come to work in violation of an order.

The penalties are the same as for those who have not been quarantined for 14 days after returning from a country not on the list of low risk countries.

Officials said NHS Test and Trace would be in regular contact with people told to self-isolate and would report any suspicions that people were failing to comply with the police and local authorities.

Police will also monitor compliance at Covid-19 hotspots and groups classified as “high risk”, as well as follow up reports from members of the public about people who test positive but do not self-isolate.

Law enforcement actions could follow in "high profile and egregious" cases of violations.

As with other coronavirus rules, there are specific exemptions for those who need to flee disease or harm while in isolation, and for those in need of care.

Officials said nearly four million people receiving benefits in England would be entitled to benefits if they lost incomes due to incapacity for work.

For Labor, Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds welcomed the "belated" announcement of additional financial support.

"It shouldn't have been months before the penny was finally dropped that low-income people needed more help," she said.

The latest announcement comes just days after the "six-point rule" – the ban on gatherings of more than six people – came into effect and is seen as further evidence of Whitehall concerns about the rate of spread of the disease.

On Friday, the government announced that severe new restrictions would be imposed in much of northwest England, West Yorkshire and the Midlands.

By Tuesday, when the measures go into effect, around 13.5 million people in the UK will be living under additional coronavirus controls.

Prof. Ferguson said the country got caught in a "perfect storm" after the lockdown restrictions were eased in the summer and that swift action was needed to bring the spread of the virus out of control.

"Right now we are about the same level of infection as we saw in this country in late February," he told BBC Radio 4 Today.

“If we wait two to four weeks, we'll be back to the level we saw in mid-March. That will clearly result in death because people are being hospitalized.

"I think some additional measures are likely to be needed sooner rather than later."