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UK coronavirus LIVE: London Tier 3 move ‘might come today’ as Covid cases rise in every district

UK coronavirus LIVE: London Tier 3 move ‘might come today’ as Covid cases rise in every district
1607950460No plans to review Christmas guidelines, says Downing StreetDowning Street has said there are no plans to shorten the period over Christmas in which social distancing will be relaxed amid concerns over increasing coronavirus rates.The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “No. We’ve set out the details of the Christmas guidelines.“There are no plans to review…
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No plans to review Christmas standards, states Downing Street

Downing Street has actually said there are no plans to reduce the period over Christmas in which social distancing will be relaxed in the middle of issues over increasing coronavirus rates.

The Prime Minister’s official representative stated: “No. We’ve set out the details of the Christmas guidelines.

” There are no strategies to evaluate the Christmas guidance. What we’ve stated along with that is that the public ought to continue to be cautious.

” I think the Prime Minister stated it’s the season to be jolly careful and we would emphasise that we need to continue to do that.

” We’ve been clear that it’s a minimal easement to enable families to bubble over the Christmas duration after what has actually been a very tough year for many people.

” But it remains important for the public to follow the assistance.”

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London’s hospitality sector needs ‘targeted funding’ if city enters Tier 3, states night-time advisor

Night-time economy advisor Amy Lame said if London enters Tier 3 it is “clear that our pubs, bars, dining establishments and clubs need targeted financial backing from the Federal government.”

She tweeted: “@SadiqKhan and I will continue to make the case to @10 DowningStreet and @RishiSunak.”

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Schools set to stay open up until Friday – No10

Downing Street has actually stated schools are anticipated to stay open until the end of term after London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for an early closure in the capital to take on the spread of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson stated: “We have actually regularly said that not being in school has a damaging effect on children’s finding out as well as their own individual advancement and mental health.

” Which is why we anticipate all schools and colleges to remain open until the end of term on Thursday, as schools have actually stayed open throughout the pandemic.”

Asked whether action will be taken versus councils that close early, the spokesman said: “Our local school commissioner teams are working carefully with schools and local authorities across the nation and will continue to deal with them and support them to stay open.”

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The picture is bleak in Wales, too …

There are “extremely few factors to be pleasant about the really severe circumstance” of Covid-19 in Wales, health minister Vaughan Gething has actually said.

Mr Gething informed an interview in Cardiff that more than 14,000 verified cases of coronavirus were taped in Wales in the recently, while one in 5 tests performed were positive.

Cases are rising in all however one local authority locations in Wales, with coronavirus “widespread” in neighborhoods and the opportunities of catching and spreading it when in contact with other individuals is “high”, he stated.

On Friday, the variety of people in Welsh medical facilities with coronavirus signs surpass 2,000 for the first time.

” Our NHS experienced among its busiest weekends of the year, as winter season and pandemic pressures came together,” Mr Gething stated.

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Wales care homes to get jab from Wednesday

People in care homes in North Wales will start receiving the Covid-19 vaccine from Wednesday, health minister Vaughan Gething has actually revealed.

Mr Gething told a press conference that this stage of the vaccination programme in Wales would be done “slowly” to make sure the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be securely transported to those who are not able to come to clinics.

” The vaccine has to be saved at ultra-low temperature levels,” Mr Gething said.

” Repackaging the vaccine into smaller sized amounts suitable for usage in care houses needs to be done under stringent conditions set by the regulator.

” There’s a threat it becomes less powerful if it is moved excessive once it’s been defrosted.

” This week we will examine we can repackage and deliver the vaccine without squandering any which it still protects people.

” If all works out today, we will present care home vaccination at greater pace ahead of Christmas– bringing a brand-new level of protection to some of our most susceptible individuals.”

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The latest figures for Wales remain in

Wales has actually taped a more 1,228 cases of coronavirus overnight.

This takes the overall variety of confirmed cases in the nation to 101,953

Public Health Wales likewise reported another 33 deaths.

This takes the nation’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,882

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No option but to place London under ‘some kind of lockdown’

Labour’s Catherine West was entrusted to the impression Tier 3 will be essential for London after a Government briefing with the capital’s MPs.

The shadow minister, who represents Hornsey and Wood Green, said: “I’m very dissatisfied that regardless of having the whole of the summer and the period in which London remained in lockdown the Federal government appears to have yet once again failed to take on the concern of isolating those with coronavirus from the majority of the population that does not have coronavirus and therefore the blunt tool of lockdown might need to be utilized again.

” With the case rate doubling every 4 days and with the incompetence of this Government in getting the isolation method working I can’t see how we can keep our hospitals coping unless there is some type of lockdown.”

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Sitation in London is ‘depressing’

Health minister Helen Whately is comprehended to have painted a bleak photo of the coronavirus scenario in London to the capital’s MPs with the city verging on a move up into Tier 3.

She was said to have actually informed them in a rundown on Monday morning that a decision ahead of Wednesday’s review is yet to be made however said there is severe concern in Federal government about the figures.

One London MP at the instruction explained the scenario as “extremely dismaying”.

Another MP in the capital said there was a “great deal of frustration” with no real responses to their concerns.

It was the “same bleak outlook as last week’s conference except all the data is even worse, practically back to the levels pre-lockdown”.

The MP suggested that the message over Christmas would be “do not blend if you don’t need to”.

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Islington’s schools motivated to shut tomorrow

Islington Council has actually advised schools to move to online learning from completion of Tuesday since of an increase in coronavirus cases across the capital.

The council is encouraging schools in the north London district to transfer to online knowing from completion of Tuesday to stop the virus spreading.

The council has likewise asked schools to be open for onsite learning for children of key workers and susceptible students.

Schools in Islington are likewise recommended to remain closed after the Christmas break and continue online learning up until January 11.

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, stated: “There is a severe and really stressing increase in coronavirus across London, with cases doubling every few days.

” We should all take action now to stop this deadly disease spreading major health problem and death to the people we enjoy.”

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London’s fate will be decided TODAY

From the Standard’s political editor Joe Murphy:

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