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The UK has the highest Sunday death toll in Covid since June


The UK registered another 12,872 coronavirus cases today as the country's daily total stays above the 10,000 mark for a week.

About 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 – almost twice as many as 33 deaths last Sunday.

Today's daily number – an 81 percent increase from last week's time – comes as a top scientist warned a second national lockdown may be possible.

Oxford University Professor Peter Horby said the UK is facing "a precarious position" as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise.

Last Sunday, a spreadsheet error caused an astronomical increase as 22,961 were registered that day.

The extraordinary breakdown was caused by an Excel spreadsheet that contained laboratory results that were reaching their maximum size and could not be updated.

Approximately 15,841 cases between September 25 and October 2 were not uploaded to the government dashboard. They were deleted on Sunday as the system was catching up.

The actual number of people who tested positive on that day alone was actually much lower at 7,120.

This means that today's value of 12,872 is 80.8 percent higher than last week's value.

When the number of Covid cases tripled in 14 days and millions of people were banned, it became clear that:

  • City hall chiefs are given the authority to use an army of local 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 curfew at 10 p.m.
  • The restriction of the rule of six can be temporarily lifted by Chancellor Rishi Sunak during the festive period.

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

About 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 - almost twice as many as last week

About 65 more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 – almost twice as many as last week

According to researchers, coronavirus can survive on surfaces such as banknotes, cell phone screens, and stainless steel for a month

By Nicole Conner for Mailonline

Coronavirus can survive for a month on surfaces like banknotes, cell phone screens, and stainless steel, according to new research.

Researchers from CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that Covid can survive on surfaces for up to 28 days.

Research conducted at the Australian Center for Disease Preparation (ACDP) in Geelong, Victoria, found that the virus survived better in colder temperatures.

It was also found that the virus survived longer on smooth surfaces like glass and stainless steel than on surfaces like cotton, according to EurekAlert.

Recent studies have shown that the virus can remain infectious in particles in the air for more than three hours.

Over the course of a month, the virus was analyzed and re-isolated to determine its survival rate.

Further experiments were carried out at 30 and 40 degrees Celsius, with survival times decreasing with increasing temperature.

The study was also done in the dark to eliminate the effects of UV light, as research has shown that direct sunlight can inactivate the virus quickly.

These results show that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, can remain infectious for significantly longer than is generally thought possible.

The results, published in the Virology Journal, could be used to improve risk reduction procedures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Professor Horby told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show today that the country is in "a precarious position" with coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths rising.

Prof. Horby, who also chairs the Government Advisory Group on New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threat Advisory Group (Nervtag), said hospitals in parts of northern England are already under pressure.

He said tough measures were needed to stop the virus from spreading, adding, “We are already seeing some hospitals in some parts of the north starting to see the pressure.

“We have a doubling time of around eight to 15 days, so it doesn't take long before those intensive care beds are full and we're in a really difficult situation.

"I'm afraid we have to make some very difficult decisions and act very quickly."

When asked if the country was facing a second national lockdown, he said, "I think this is a possibility and we must do everything we can to avoid it at all costs."

His comments come as the Prime Minister detailed a new three-tier restriction system, with measures to force pubs and restaurants to close in the north of England and ban millions of people from indoor and outdoor mixing.

When asked why the number of cases was much higher in the north, Prof. Horby said they were not as low as the rest of the country and that people were more in contact with others.

He added, “There are two main reasons. For one thing, the numbers in the north are never as low as in the rest of the country.

& # 39; These parts of the country were at a higher starting point.

Second, we saw over the summer that the polls showed that the number of contacts people had with one another was not as low in these parts of the country as anywhere else.

"The underlying reasons for these two things are complex and may well be related to different labor markets, housing density, disadvantage, etc."

However, Prof. Horby said the risk of death for Covid-19 patients in hospitals decreased and treatments improved.

He added: “It appears that the risk of death in hospital patients is decreasing.

Professor Peter Horby of Oxford University told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the country was in a "precarious position" with coronavirus cases rising

Professor Peter Horby of Oxford University told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the country was in a "precarious position" with coronavirus cases rising

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

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

An empty looking Mathew Street in Liverpool, the newest area in North England to be affected by local restrictions preventing households from mixing

An empty looking Mathew Street in Liverpool, the newest area in Northern England to be affected by local restrictions preventing households from mixing

Government data shows that the North West, North East and Yorkshire are the only regions where the number of people being hospitalized has increased steadily and sharply (line charts show daily hospital admissions between April and October).

Government data shows that the North West, North East and Yorkshire are the only regions where the number of people being hospitalized has increased steadily and sharply (line charts show daily hospital admissions between April and October).

& # 39; In the last wave it was pretty high at 25 to 30 percent. It looks like it's going to drop below 20 percent.

Millions of people in the north are expected to face draconian new measures when Boris Johnson sets out in a speech to MPs the details of a new three-tier local lockdown system.

On Saturday, England's assistant chief physician, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, warned the country had reached a tipping point with 15,166 more infections and 81 deaths recorded.

He said while the epidemic "started again" in younger people in recent weeks, there was "clear evidence of a gradual spread into 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".

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 who make social contact with each other.

On Monday, Mr Johnson will announce a series of new measures designed to control spikes in infections across much of the north of England.

Pubs and restaurants could be closed and social interaction between households in Covid-affected areas could be severely restricted.

Ministers are believed to give mayors the authority to deploy an army of local volunteers to knock on doors and ask people to self-isolate to improve compliance, according to the Sunday Times.

However, the prime minister is facing stiff opposition from leaders in some northern areas who are insisting that their infection rates drop.

The Prime Minister is also concerned about Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who has urged him to show "restraint" about the new ban.

Mayors are threatening legal action over “oppressive” local lockdowns that could limit MILLIONS to their hometowns. Boris Johnson is accused of betraying Red Wall voters for “grossly unfair” financial support to workers

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent for Mailonline

Boris Johnson was threatened with legal action over his northern England lockdown plans when one of his own senior local Tories described the program as "oppressive".

Boris Johnson will hold a conference call with cabinet members this afternoon as he finalizes plans for a new three-tier coronavirus restriction regime that will be announced Monday.

It is expected that millions of people will be ordered not to travel far and that pubs and restaurants will have to close in much of the north of England.

Social interaction between households in Covid-affected areas is also likely to be severely restricted, and people could be fined for traveling between high and low risk areas.

Mr Johnson's decision to brief Cabinet Ministers on a Sunday is a rare move and stems from Northern leaders expressing their anger over the economic impact of further Covid rules in their areas, when talks with the government appeared tense.

They accused the government of treating the region as "second rate" and did not rule out possible legal action.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham noted a lack of communication this morning and told 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 in 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.

Bolton Council chairman David Greenhalgh responded to reports that millions of people in areas worst hit by the coronavirus would be banned from traveling outside their area

David Greenhalgh, chairman of Bolton Council, responded to reports that millions of people in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus would be banned from traveling outside their area

Community Secretary Robert Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place

Community Secretary Robert Jenrick today insisted that the government work closely with local leaders before new coronavirus measures are put in place

The BCG vaccine will be given to 1,000 people in an Exeter University study to test claims that it will help fight Covid

According to researchers at the University of Exeter, a vaccine usually given to protect children from tubular colitis could help adults fight the coronavirus.

The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is used in 1,000 people after the shot is found to stimulate the immune system.

It wouldn't be the ultimate solution, it would help people fight off the coronavirus until more effective vaccines are discovered.

Prof. John Campbell of the University of Exeter Medical School told the Guardian that the vaccine could be a "global innovator".

The University of Exeter will enroll 2,000 UK healthcare workers in the International Brace Study, which will recruit 10,000 volunteers worldwide.

Volunteers for the study will receive either an intake of BCG or a placebo. They will then be monitored for a year to see if the vaccinated group is taking fewer Covid-19 infections or having fewer symptoms.

Preliminary results are expected in six to nine months.

BCG normally causes an immune response against the bacterial disease TB – but it is now believed to help protect against viral infections.

Last month's trial results, published in the journal Cell, indicated that older people had fewer respiratory infections after vaccination, according to an international team of scientists.

"If we see something that comes close to protecting against coronavirus, it could be a global game changer," Campbell said.

The vaccine is designed to stimulate the adaptive immune system, which can then release antibodies to destroy invading TB pathogens.

But it also strengthens the body's "innate" immune system, which means that infections can be fended off before they have a chance to assert themselves. This effect has given scientists hope that it could work as a coronavirus vaccine.

If the vaccine turns out to protect against viral infections, it could be introduced in future pandemics.

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 have seen so far?

& # 39; Localize the response to this crisis, but critical, as Joe (Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool) said, introduce an aid package and an economic package to help the north of England.

"I would tell him this," Are we leveling here or are we leveling ourselves? 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, this government's central so-called mission to upgrade will be over."

Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy said to Marr, "It's really hard to explain how angry the people of the north of England are about 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 not only have they 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 spoke to 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.

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.

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 these businesses. Those big independent companies that people put their savings into are being lost.

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 considered 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.

“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 on the wall to kill them in the north.

The UK has reached a "tipping point" for coronavirus, said one of the country's leading scientists, 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".

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.

The week-to-week increase in the number of infections is due to the fact that the data increased last Saturday due to a "technical problem" with the government's reporting system – which nearly doubled the number of cases from 6,968 the previous day.

The problem later turned out to be a computer glitch, which meant that 16,000 positive cases were missed between September 25 and October 2.

The surge in Brits 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 officials, the increase in approvals was greatest in North West England.

However, the total number of virus patients in UK hospitals is still a fraction of the April high of 19,849.

Previously, NHS England had reported in separate data that 60 people with COVID-19 had died in hospitals within 24 hours – all between 41 and 93 years old. All but five had known underlying health conditions.

The numbers were added in the following days, particularly on Sunday last week when the numbers hit a record high of 22,061 cases – more than at the peak of the pandemic in late April.

However, many experts say the daily test readings don't compare to the same readings at the height of the pandemic, when the country's testing program was much smaller.

They believe up to 100,000 people contracted the virus every day at the height of the pandemic.

According to the latest figures, there have been 590,844 cases and 42,760 deaths across the UK since the pandemic began. However, separate figures released by the UK statistical authorities show that 58,000 deaths have now been recorded in the UK with a mention of Covid-19 at the time of death certificate.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor held a meeting on Downing Street Thursday at which Mr Sunak allegedly "forensically" extracted the data provided by government scientists to justify a tough lockdown.

During the exchange, which lasted late into the evening, Mr. Sunak – a "hawk" increasingly concerned about the economic damage caused by the Covid rules – pointed out that restaurant closings calls for faulty ones and patchy information was based on just 98 pubs and 67 cafes and restaurants.

Separate Zahlen zeigen, dass am Samstag in England 3.225 Covid-19-Patienten im Krankenhaus waren, gegenüber 2.194 vor einer Woche, während 396 Covid-19-Krankenhauspatienten in Beatmungsbetten waren, gegenüber 307 vor einer Woche.

Insgesamt 513 Patienten mit bestätigtem Covid-19 wurden am Donnerstag in Krankenhäuser in England aufgenommen, verglichen mit 386 eine Woche zuvor.

In Schottland waren am Freitag 397 Covid-19-Patienten im Krankenhaus, gegenüber 175 in der Woche zuvor, 33 in Beatmungsbetten, gegenüber 19 in der Woche zuvor.

In Wales waren am Freitag 291 Covid-19-Patienten im Krankenhaus, gegenüber 218 in der Woche zuvor, 32 in Beatmungsbetten, die gleiche Zahl wie eine Woche zuvor.

Alles raus … vor der Ausgangssperre! Schwelger spielen Cricket auf der Straße und der Piccadilly Circus wird zu einem Rave, während die Trinker pünktlich um 22 Uhr aus den Bars geworfen werden

Plenty of revelers were back on the streets partying last night after being kicked out of bars during the 10pm curfew in London.

Shocking footage shows hundreds of bar-goers dancing to a loud sound system in the capital's Piccadilly Circus days before millions in the north were able to take stricter coronavirus measures, including pub closings.

In south London, separate footage showed large groups gathering for a game of cricket in the street after the bars closed.

In Piccadilly Circus, people with few face masks were in sight when music boomed from a loudspeaker.

Wales hat außerdem weitere 627 Fälle und weitere 21 Todesfälle im Zusammenhang mit Coronaviren gemeldet. Public Health Wales sagte, der starke Anstieg sei das Ergebnis einer Verzögerung bei der Hinzufügung von 17 Todesfällen durch das Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board zwischen dem 3. und 7. Oktober.

In Nordirland waren am Donnerstag 132 Covid-19-Patienten im Krankenhaus, gegenüber 95 in der Woche zuvor, 10 am Freitag in Beatmungsbetten, gegenüber sieben in der Woche zuvor.

Daten zu Patienten mit Covid-19 sind in Großbritannien aufgrund unterschiedlicher Angaben in den Zahlen nicht vergleichbar.

Separate Statistiken zeigen, dass fast jeder Fünfte mit dem Virus im Krankenhaus sieben Tage oder länger nach der Aufnahme positiv getestet wurde – was bedeutet, dass es dort gefangen wurde.

Die Ergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass Covid-19-Krankenhausaufenthalte, die durch Ausbrüche in der Gemeinde verursacht wurden, möglicherweise nicht so schnell zunehmen, wie manche befürchten.

Laut Gesundheitsbehörden war der Anstieg der Zulassungen in Nordwestengland am größten.

Die Gesamtzahl der Viruspatienten in britischen Krankenhäusern ist jedoch immer noch ein Bruchteil des Höchstwerts von 19.849 im April.

Dies ist darauf zurückzuführen, dass Millionen von Menschen in den Midlands und im Norden mit Reiseverboten und der Schließung von Pubs konfrontiert sind und die lokalen Gemeinden mit der Durchsetzung des Test and Trace-Programms beauftragt sind.

The use of the "Covid Vigilantes" is an effective admission by Downing Street that the national program has failed.

The complications could also lead to a staggered implementation of various measures, possibly on a postcode basis.

The Prime Minister's advisor Sir Eddie Lister held talks with local leaders in the affected areas on Saturday. According to one source, the negotiations focused on the severity of the measures.

It has been suggested that in Merseyside, one of the worst hit places – with 600 cases per 100,000 – all pubs and bars would be closed under Tier 3 measures, but restaurants would be allowed to stay open.

This created a tense exchange about the definition of a restaurant as opposed to a pub where food is served.

Heads of state and government are being encouraged by No. 10 to work with the plans, which could go into effect as early as Wednesday.

Am Freitag forderten die lokalen Führer die Regierung auf, den Nordosten Englands nicht mit drakonischen Sperrbeschränkungen zu bestrafen, die die Schließung von Pubs und Bars erzwingen, da behauptet wird, dass die Zahl der täglichen Neuinfektionen mit Coronaviren in der Region allmählich gesunken ist.

Nach strengen Maßnahmen durften sich am 18. September fast zwei Millionen Briten nicht mit anderen von außerhalb ihres Haushalts in Privathäusern, Gärten, Pubs und Restaurants vermischen.

Aber der Ratsvorsitzende von Gateshead, Martin Gannon, behauptete am Samstag, dass – wenn die Studenten aus den Zahlen entfernt werden – die Zahl der neuen Fälle in Newcastle und Gateshead jetzt allmählich sinkt.

"We have evidence in the region – if you take the number of students out – even in the center of Newcastle and in the center of Gateshead, we see a reduction in the number of new cases," he said. "What we are saying is that the measures are working for the moment."

Er unterstützte die Forderungen der örtlichen Chefs in der gesamten Region nach Ministern, ihre "kontraproduktiven" Pläne, die Fensterläden in den örtlichen Pubs und Bars herunterzuziehen, zu verwerfen, und argumentierte, dass derzeit nur Beschränkungen erforderlich seien.

According to Public Health England's weekly surveillance report, Gateshead has seen the infection rate rise 72 percent over the past seven days, rising from 129.4 to 221.7 cases per 100,000 people. In Newcastle, the rate rose 90 percent from 250.5 to 475 per 100,000.

More than 1,800 students tested positive for the virus in the northeast on Thursday, including 1,003 at Newcastle University, 619 at Northumbria University and 219 at Durham University. Die Northumbria University sagte auch, dass 770 Studenten am 3. Oktober positiv getestet wurden. Studenten in betroffenen Wohnheimen wurden gebeten, unter Quarantäne zu stellen.

Official government data shows that the number of positive cases recorded daily in local areas appears to be decreasing. Experten haben jedoch gewarnt, dass dies möglicherweise auf Verzögerungen bei der Verarbeitung von Tupfern zurückzuführen ist, da die Labore weiterhin einen Probenstau bearbeiten.

Es wird erwartet, dass die Regierung am Montag ihr "dreistufiges" Sperrsystem vorstellt. Der Nordosten, der Nordwesten und Nottinghamshire werden voraussichtlich unter die strengste Kategorie von Maßnahmen fallen – Bars und Pubs müssen geschlossen werden, Restaurants dürfen dies jedoch Bleib bis 22 Uhr geöffnet.

Prime Minister's Chief Strategic Advisor Sir Edward Lister wrote to Northern MPs on Friday after meeting with leaders from the north to warn that the region was "very likely" to be affected by stricter coronavirus restrictions. Northern leaders, however, have complained that they have not been consulted, saying that further restrictions will lead to further "resistance and confusion".

Gateshead boss Gannon warned of tightened rules because evidence suggests current measures are curbing the rising tide of infections.

Die obige Grafik zeigt die Anzahl der Patienten in Beatmungsbetten im Nordosten und in Yorkshire

Die obige Grafik zeigt die Anzahl der Patienten in Beatmungsbetten im Nordosten und in Yorkshire

COUNTY DURHAM: Cases seem to fall in this area too. They are displayed according to the date the test was performed

COUNTY DURHAM: Cases seem to fall in this area too. They are displayed according to the date the test was performed

Die Wut der Vermieter über die Pläne, "Pubs zu schließen, aber Restaurants bis 22 Uhr geöffnet zu lassen"

Landlords are furious at Boris Johnson's expected plans to close pubs in a new coronavirus clampdown in northern England while restaurants can stay open until 10 p.m.

The new regime of government would hit hospitality again as pubs and bars in Merseyside and other parts of the north were ordered to close due to local restrictions. However, in a sign of official confusion, restaurants are allowed to stay open until curfew.

Similar measures are expected to be announced in Nottinghamshire as well as Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Newcastle, while rules will be reviewed after a month.

In a joint statement, Mayors of Greater Manchester, the metropolitan areas of Sheffield and Liverpool and North Tyne said: “What the Chancellor announced today is a start, but at first glance it doesn't seem to have gone far enough to prevent this winter real difficulties, job losses and business failures. & # 39;

Industry experts also denounced the package. Greg Mulholland, Campaign for Pubs, said: “The support announced by the Chancellor is not enough to compensate for the closings of pubs.

& # 39; Many tax collectors will be forced to run into even more debt just to survive. There is real anger when pubs have worked hard to work safely. & # 39;

In der Zwischenzeit erklärte Chris Snowdon vom Institute of Economic Affairs gegenüber MailOnline, dass eine Verschärfung der Beschränkungen für die Schließung von Pubs, Bars, Cafés und Restaurants "kontraproduktiv" sei.

He pointed to the situation in Bolton, where cases have soared 39 percent to 250 per 100,000 in the past seven days, despite tightened restrictions on hospitality.

"I suspect much of the transmission over the past few weeks has come from private gatherings, many of which are technically illegal," he said, referring to infections across the country.

& # 39; The 10pm closing time resulted in more house parties and less social distancing. I don't think closed pubs will stop people from meeting for a drink. & # 39;

"We oppose further restrictions in the Northeast based on the scientific evidence," he said.

“We have evidence in the area – there is an increase in the number of students, but if you take the students out – even in central Newcastle and central Gateshead – we see a gradual decrease in the number of new cases.

“So our argument is that even with mixed news, despite the confusion and frustration, the actions that are being taken are starting to work.

He said: "Work with us, give us more time, help us gain trust and convince people – these really good people in Newcastle who want to do the right thing."

The Labor leader also announced that he had a meeting with senior government advisors and 40 other Northeast leaders this week to discuss the new restrictions, but that no national politicians were present.

He said they had made "very clear arguments" to stop restaurant closings based on the evidence they had gathered.

"I think new measures would be counterproductive," he said. & # 39; We had three different regulations within 10 days that created a lot of opposition and confusion.

"Our argument is that despite the mixed messaging, despite the confusion and frustration, the actions that are being taken are starting to work."

Der Bürgermeister von Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, forderte die Abgeordneten auf, das Urlaubsprogramm von Rishi Sunak "abzulehnen", da dies zu "schweren Entlassungen" im Norden Englands führen wird – und sagte, dass Mitarbeiter des Gastgewerbes 100 Prozent ihres Lohns erhalten sollten.

Below the vacation limit of two, workers can claim two thirds of their wages up to £ 2,100 from the UK government if coronavirus restrictions imposed employers to pull down shutters.

Aber Herr Burnham sagte, das Programm würde "unsere Bewohner in der Vorweihnachtszeit in Schwierigkeiten bringen und unsere Unternehmen einem möglichen Scheitern aussetzen".

Auf einer Pressekonferenz, an der auch Bürgermeister aus Liverpool und North Tyne teilnahmen, sagte er, dass das neue System und weitere Einschränkungen zusammen einen wirtschaftlichen Schlag bedeuten würden, der den Norden „abflachen“ würde.

"Es wird den Norden Englands abflachen und die Nord-Süd-Kluft vergrößern", sagte er.

„Wir schreiben heute an alle Abgeordneten, die Wahlkreise im Norden Englands vertreten. What we are asking our MP colleagues to do is to support what our MPs are saying and support constituents who are plunged into hardship by these measures.

'We are asking them to bring about a vote to allow MPs either to support or – what we hope – to reject this package and require the Government to return with a package that responds fully to all of the points I've just made.'

His words were echoed by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson on the Today programme this morning, who blasted the scheme as 'not generous' and accused the Government of showing 'disdain' for the North.

Speaking at a press conference also attended by mayors from Liverpool (pictured: Liverpool city centre) and North Tyne, Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham said the new scheme and further restrictions combined would bring an economic blow that would 'level down' the North

Speaking at a press conference also attended by mayors from Liverpool (pictured: Liverpool city centre) and North Tyne, Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham said the new scheme and further restrictions combined would bring an economic blow that would 'level down' the North

His words were echoed by Liverpool (pictured: Liverpool city centre) Mayor Joe Anderson on the Today programme this morning, who blasted the scheme as 'not generous' and accused the Government of showing 'disdain' for the North

His words were echoed by Liverpool (pictured: Liverpool city centre) Mayor Joe Anderson on the Today programme this morning, who blasted the scheme as 'not generous' and accused the Government of showing 'disdain' for the North

More than 1,800 students tested positive for the virus in the North East on Thursday, with 1,003 at Newcastle (pictured: Revellers in the city centre) University, 619 at Northumbria University and 219 at Durham University. Northumbria University also said 770 students had tested positive on October 3

Northumbria University also said 770 students had tested positive on October 3. Students in affected halls of residence have been asked to quarantine. Pictured: Revellers in Newcastle city centre

More than 1,800 students tested positive for the virus in the North East on Thursday, with 1,003 at Newcastle (pictured left and right: Revellers out in Newcastle city centre) University, 619 at Northumbria University and 219 at Durham University. Northumbria University also said 770 students had tested positive on October 3. Students in affected halls of residence have been asked to quarantine

Labor member Anderson hammered the government for not going far enough, telling the Today program, “(The new vacation program) is not generous at all, it is in fact lower than the previous one introduced vacation program.

“I just wonder if this would be the case in the southern areas of the country or in London and not some other level.

'We feel, I feel personally, that the North is being treated with disdain by this Government.

“But I think when you look at it it's better than nothing and the pressure we've been putting on over the past few weeks required a local vacation program. At least it's heard now.

Mayor Anderson warned the city would likely be plunged into a 'tier-three' lockdown under plans to be announced by Boris Johnson on Monday.

That would mean closing pubs and bars, he said, but restaurants could stay open until 10 p.m.

The infection rate in Liverpool rose 116 percent from 239.3 to 517.4 cases per 100,000 people in the past week, according to Public Health England.

Mr Gannon also put forward his concerns on the furlough scheme, warning many people working in pubs, bars and restaurants – which are likely to be asked to close – will struggle to 'put food on the table' with just two-thirds of their wages.

He told the Today program, “I know people who work in the hospitality industry and have trouble putting food on the table for their families even when they are fully paid.

“For Rishi Sunak, I mean that he could possibly live on two thirds of his salary, you and I, we could live on two thirds of our salary, but for a lot of the people who work in the hospitality sector, they cannot meet the requirements.

'They're not going to obey the law on the basis of two-thirds of their salary.'

The REACT study, conducted by Imperial College London, estimates that 45,000 new cases of coronavirus have emerged in England daily for the week leading up to October 5 - almost half the projected transmission rate on the darkest days of the crisis in April

A report from the Office of National Statistics found that in the week leading up to October 1, more than 0.4 percent of people in England were infected with Covid-19. This was the highest estimate since the data began in May. It suggests that one in 240 people has the disease, although this varies greatly from one part of the country to another

The REACT study conducted by Imperial College London (left) estimates that in the week leading up to October 5th, more than 0.6 percent of the population of England had coronavirus, while the ONS (right) put the number at around 0 for the week .41 percent at the end of October 1

Data shows that in Fallowfield, Manchester - a thriving student suburb of the city - five percent of people tested positive for the disease in the week leading up to October 2

Data shows that in Fallowfield, Manchester – a thriving student suburb of the city – five percent of people tested positive for the disease in the week leading up to October 2

According to government scientific advisors, the rate of coronavirus reproduction in the UK has decreased slightly. They say the current R-value - the number of people each Covid-19 patient will infect - is between 1.2 and 1.5. This is slightly below last week's value of 1.3 and 1.

According to government scientific advisors, the rate of coronavirus reproduction in the UK has decreased slightly. They say the current R-value – the number of people each Covid-19 patient will infect – is between 1.2 and 1.5. This is slightly below last week's value of 1.3 and 1.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has condemned the government for putting forward a vacation program that was "not generous" enough

Rishi Sunak yesterday announced the holiday brand two, which allows employees to claim up to two-thirds of their wages from the UK government if their business is about to close

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has condemned the government for putting forward a vacation program that was "not generous" enough

Doctors say masks should be mandatory inside AND outside

Face masks should be mandatory both outdoors and indoors and in workplaces where social distancing cannot be practiced, top doctors have warned.

The British Medical Association suggests that people over the age of 60, overweight or suffering from other health conditions that make them susceptible to coronavirus should receive medical-grade masks in accordance with WHO guidelines.

Dr. Chaand Nagpaul, its chairman, said government measures to suppress Covid-19 are not working and called for further measures, including restricting alcohol sales in England and tightening the rule of six to limit the number of households in which two can mix

He also warned the public about losing confidence in existing restrictions and urged them to wear face masks outdoors where people cannot be two meters apart – including in offices and other workplaces.

Face masks are already mandatory in public transport, train stations and airports, shops and cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants before they are used.

The BMA chief told The Times: “It cannot be easy for the public to understand what makes a difference when asked to wear a mask in one setting but not in another.

“It is clear that most workplaces were never designed for people working two meters apart. The rules should be that you wear a mask indoors where you are likely to interact within six feet.

In a joint statement, Mayors of Greater Manchester, the metropolitan areas of Sheffield and Liverpool and North Tyne said: “What the Chancellor announced today is a start, but at first glance it doesn't seem to have gone far enough to prevent this winter real difficulties, job losses and business failures. & # 39;

Industry experts also denounced the package. Greg Mulholland, Campaign for Pubs, said: “The support announced by the Chancellor is not enough to compensate for the closings of pubs.

& # 39; Many tax collectors will be forced to run into even more debt just to survive. There is real anger when pubs have worked hard to work safely. & # 39;

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire City Council leaders warned that another lockdown would have "devastating" effects on city centers and the local economy.

In a joint letter to the Chancellor and Health and Housing Secretaries on Friday, leaders said that Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that workers in companies that have to close due to the new restrictions would receive two-thirds of their jobs from the government paid wages are received. not enough & # 39 ;.

They added: “The government must provide a substantial economic package for both levels two and three, which includes grants and holidays – not just where companies are obliged to close.

"With a three-tier approach, companies need significantly more support in tier two or three areas to avoid deeper economic disaster."

Chris Snowdon, from the Institute of Economic Affairs, told MailOnline any tightening of restrictions involving the closure of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be 'counter-productive'.

He pointed to the situation in Bolton, where cases have soared 39 percent to 250 per 100,000 in the past seven days, despite tightened restrictions on hospitality.

"I suspect much of the transmission over the past few weeks has come from private gatherings, many of which are technically illegal," he said, referring to infections across the country.

& # 39; The 10pm closing time resulted in more house parties and less social distancing. I don't think closed pubs will stop people from meeting for a drink. & # 39;

The deputy chief medical officer warns UK hospitals of a similar number of Covid patients as the outbreak

The government's assistant chief medical officer has claimed the UK is almost back to where it was in March when coronavirus hospital admissions in England rose 50 percent in one week.

Jonathan Van-Tam told MPs that intensive care units in the Northwest could be full within three weeks as the latest figures show there are currently 3,090 Covid-19 patients being treated in English hospitals. That's only seven fewer than on March 23, when the national lockdown was imposed.

491 new patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, close to 586 on March 19, a week before Boris Johnson issued his "stay home" order.

During this time, the average number of daily admissions has increased from 285 to 441, showing that hospital admissions are now on the rise as the number of cases reaches high levels.

Hospital admissions in the northwest could double every week as Professor Van-Tam said the area's intensive care beds are two to three times twice as far from capacity.

Yesterday the UK recorded 13,864 cases and 87 deaths, compared with just 74 deaths on March 19. At that point, the coronavirus epidemic was doubling every three or four days.

Official figures released yesterday show the actual number of infections has doubled to 45,000 a day in a week amid fears that the outbreak is "spiraling out of control".

The north is disproportionately affected and accounts for 60 percent of hospital stays that day. This is the latest available data.

Including the Midlands, areas outside the south account for around three quarters of the approvals, which in turn draws a border through the north-south divide.

He added: “It is interesting that local leaders are against these measures. We have also seen this in Spain, where the Madrid government is fighting against the Spanish government.

“We don't know yet what the (UK government) announcement will look like, but you will always get cases where you have badly affected regions or cities where infections are increasing but places where infections are low .

“If you use a wide brush, you are detrimental to people who do not enjoy any of the benefits. But the government decided to simplify the equation. & # 39;

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said that the north of England feels "forgotten" because of the new restrictions.

'We've currently got one in four people living under localised restrictions and yet coming from the Government's side, for example what the Chancellor's being setting out, often it's as if those restrictions are not in place anywhere.

'The Chancellor didn't mention the situation in the North and the Midlands at all in his conference speech. I had to pursue him, in fact one of his ministers came to speak in parliament. But some of these areas have been restricted for a very long time. & # 39;

A think tank has warned the program could cost the Treasury Department £ 2.4 billion in six months, on top of the billions spent during the national lockdown. The Resolution Foundation made the prediction after predicting that more than 444,000 hospitality workers would qualify for the program. The second round of vacation will be reviewed in January.

Under the system, employers must continue to bear the cost of social security payments and pension contributions. There will also be more grants available up to £ 3,000 per month paid in two week installs.

It comes after slides from a government presentation to MPs of the North – which were released after it was leaked – revealed their claim that 30 percent of all coronavirus transmission could be in pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Angry MPs blew up claims that it was an example of ministers cobbling together numbers to justify their point – ahead of the expected sweeping restrictions.

Experts from the Institute of Economics (IEA) also denied the official claim, reminding ministers that data shows that less than five percent of those contacted by NHS Test and Trace were in close contact with another person at a hotel.

They also pointed to the forced closings of restaurants in Bolton and Leicester, saying it did not stop the spread of the disease. The latest data from Public Health England shows cases in Bolton this week increased 39 percent, with the rate increasing to 250.6 per 100,000 people and in Leicester increasing 35 percent to 120.2.

Ein Wirtschaftsminister verteidigte gestern die "fadenscheinigen" Daten der Regierung, die auf weniger als 100 Pubs basierten, und sagte, er hätte die "recht repräsentative" Stichprobengröße bei seiner Arbeit im Unternehmenssektor verwendet.

The government claimed in a private press conference yesterday that up to 30 percent of coronavirus transmission is associated with pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. The slides were leaked - and ministers then decided to publish them in full. Above is one of the 13 slides from the press conference

The government claimed in a private press conference yesterday that up to 30 percent of coronavirus transmission is associated with pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. The slides were leaked – and ministers then decided to publish them in full. Above is one of the 13 slides from the press conference

This slide, revealed on Friday, was also shown at the briefing. It shows how high the infection rates are among young people

This slide, revealed on Friday, was also shown at the briefing. It shows how high the infection rates are among young people

Schoolchildren are banned from singing Happy Birthday in the classroom over fears it could spread coronavirus

Schoolchildren have been banned from singing Happy Birthday in classrooms over fears it could spread coronavirus.

Children have been told to listen to the song on YouTube or hum the tune rather than sing it at some schools.

Birthday cakes from home have also been banned by some schools to prevent transmission of the virus.

Singing can leave droplets in the surrounding air, meaning infectious individuals risk spreading the virus when they open their mouths.

It has not been banned in all schools yet but people have been banned from singing in pubs and churches.

Nadhim Zahawi MP told LBC, “I used to work in the service industry and I can tell you if you do business surveys, 98 companies or 100 companies are actually quite a representative sample. If you hold public opinion, 1,000 interviews is a representative sample. It's actually a pretty robust sample. & # 39;

And the Prime Minister's deputy spokesman has been hot on his heels when he alleged restaurants are responsible for "the highest rates of joint exposure to Covid-19, especially for those under the age of 30".

His claim comes after angry MPs beat the government up for giving them the "early analysis" numbers and criticized officials' decision to include a three-month-old American study from which they picked the numbers, to back up their claims.

The slides labeled "Cabinet Office" also claimed that grocery stores and bars accounted for up to 41 percent of the transmission among those under 30. However, this was in stark contrast to Public Health England's own data that only four percent of Covid-19 outbreaks are due to the venues.

The NHS coronavirus app announced yesterday that it has only sent a warning to one venue since it launched two weeks ago, despite millions of check-ins and more than 16 million downloads.

Shadow Digital Minister Chi Onwurah told Sky News this was "a clear contradiction" to government claims that pubs are a major source and said ministers need to "get a grip".

After ministers confirmed they weren't going to close schools, experts argued that they had few options left to reduce social interaction. This is where the virus is spreading – meaning the ax may fall on the hospitality sector. However, many scientists have spoken out against tightening the measures – and urged ministers to learn how to deal with the virus instead.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty yesterday informed 149 MPs from the North and Midlands that a "significant proportion" of exposure to coronavirus is in the hospitality industry.

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