Northern mayors rejected Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new vacation plan for businesses that have been shut down by locals Corona Virus Restrictions, arguing that the financial package is “insufficient” to protect communities across northern England.
Mayors have urged MPs to call for debate and vote in the House of Commons on the package and push for greater financial support for hospitality workers.
It comes Boris Johnson He is expected to deliver a statement to lawmakers on Monday unveiling new restrictions and a three-tiered system of local lockdown rules.
Ireland has reported more than 1,000 new cases
Ireland reported 1,012 new cases of Covid-19, the highest daily number since April.
Three more deaths were recorded, and the number of people in hospitals and intensive care increased.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “All of today’s 1,012 cases have been notified to HPSC over a period of 24 hours to midnight.
“ The infection rate increased in 14 days from 108 per 100,000 last Sunday to 150 per 100,000 today, which is an increase of 39 percent.
“All important indicators of the disease are deteriorating.”
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 19:17
The latest US daily figures
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an increase of 58,302 confirmed cases as of 4 pm yesterday, bringing the total to 7,641,502.
Another 926 deaths brought the total to 213,037.
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 18:50
The lockdown now takes effect in Bangor
The restrictions of the new Coronavirus went into effect in Bangor at 6 pm today.
People will not be permitted to enter or leave the area without a “reasonable excuse” and can only meet people with whom they do not live outdoors.
The Welsh government announced the local lockdown on Friday, after revealing that the case rate is currently around 400 cases per 100,000 people.
Prime Minister Mark Druckford said: “Unfortunately, we have seen a large number of cases in Bangor, which are very much related to social contact.
“We have worked closely with the local authority, North Wales police and public health experts to assess the need for local restrictions. We all agree on the need for targeted action in Bangor.”
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 18:31
Doctors demand that masks be mandatory in the open air
Doctors urged that masks be mandatory in all offices and outdoors when social distancing by two meters is not possible.
The British Medical Association also called for the provision of medical masks to people over the age of 60 and in vulnerable groups.
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 17:56
How could bars be affected by the new Covid rules?
Drinkers and dealers in Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester are enjoying what could be their latest order this weekend, as bars and restaurants in northern England are widely expected to be required to close to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
It comes amid government concerns that nearly a third of Covid-19 infections are coming through hospitality settings and tracking the start of a 16-day lockdown of places across the Central Belt of Scotland.
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 17:26
Breakout of Scotland’s largest prison
More than 250 inmates are undergoing self-isolation at Glasgow’s Barlinie Prison after the coronavirus outbreak.
The Scottish Prisons Service (SPS) said two inmates and four staff members had tested positive.
All 256 inmates in A Hall now have to self-isolate, and visitors are banned from these prisoners until October 20.
A SPS spokesperson said the rest of the prison was not affected by the outbreak or visit ban.
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 17:24
The number of hospital deaths increased by 60 in England
NHS England said 60 more people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in a hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed hospital deaths reported to 30,439.
The ages of the patients ranged from 41 to 93 years. All but five of the patients between the ages of 72 and 86 had underlying health conditions.
Some of the deaths reported in the latest figures date back to March 30, although most were on or after October 7.
Peter StubleyOctober 10, 2020 17:15
The ‘Air Corridor’ from London to New York could be in place by November
US officials are trying to revive talks about creating an “air corridor” between London and New York this year, according to reports.
British and US authorities discussed the possibility of creating a road between the two cities during the outbreak earlier this year, but it is understood that the approaching Thanksgiving holiday has added to the urgency of the talks.
Our reporter, Harriet Alexander, Has the full story below:
Conrad DuncanOctober 10, 2020 16:58
The government responds to criticism of the job support system
The UK government insisted it had “worked hard to outsource jobs” during the coronavirus crisis after criticism from mayors in northern England against Rishi Sunak’s job support scheme.
A company spokesperson said: “Throughout the epidemic, we have worked hard to protect jobs and support the economy, while trying to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.”
That is why we have put in place an unprecedented package of financial support. The Work Support Scheme is just one component of this comprehensive package, which includes rent support, mortgage leave and £ 9.3 billion in additional financing for the Social Care Safety Net to help those who cannot access other forms of support.
They added: “Ministers continue to work closely with local leaders on how to combat the Coronavirus together.
“We will keep all financial support under review to support companies that need it most and protect jobs over the coming weeks and months.”
Conrad DuncanOctober 10, 2020 16:46
Although it is expected to be announced on Monday, we still do not know how the government’s three-level system of domestic restrictions related to the Coronavirus will work.
Our reporter, Kate Ng, He has compiled an explanation below about what the system could look like based on the information leaked so far:
Conrad DuncanOctober 10, 2020 16:27