Covid UK news – live: 5-tier lockdown for Scotland to be unveiled as Wales firebreak comes in - EpicNews
There are solely 2,500 unoccupied hospital beds in the northwest, in contrast to 5,500 in the spring

Nicola Sturgeon will announce a new five-tier system of coronavirus restrictions for Scotland on Friday, with measures due to come into drive from 2 November if accepted by Holyrood.

The first minister has stated the three center tiers will be largely related to the English system, the place areas are classed as both “medium”, “high” or “very high” threat. 

There may also be a decrease degree for areas in Scotland with fewer Covid-19 circumstances, whereas the best degree would be below a “fuller” lockdown. Even in the best tier, faculties would stay “as open as possible”, a senior adviser to Ms Sturgeon has stated.

It comes as Wales prepares to start its ‘firebreak’ lockdown at 6pm at this time, with enhanced coronavirus restrictions set to last until 9 November, together with older secondary faculty pupils requested to examine at residence. 

Under the brand new guidelines, indoor and out of doors family mixing will be banned, besides for those that dwell alone and have shaped a assist bubble with one other family. 

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Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, has introduced the council is working with Co-op and Marcus Rashford to present 1,000 meal vouchers 

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Here are the 10 nations which have had extra infections than the UK:

Coronavirus: Which 10 nations have had extra circumstances than the UK?

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Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi discharged from hospital

Yasmin Qureshi, who was hospitalised with the coronavirus over the weekend, has been discharged.

The Bolton South East MP was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital on Saturday after 10 days of struggling signs.

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 11:28

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Coronavirus: Government testing sewage water to reveal native Covid-19 hotspots

The authorities has begun analysing sewage water from throughout the UK for traces of coronavirus to decide Covid-19 spikes in areas the place few individuals are being examined.

It is hoped the programme, led by the Environmental Department (Defra), will present an early warning for native outbreaks earlier than they escalate in measurement.

Samuel Lovett takes you thru the story right here:

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 10:17

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WHO Europe has issued new steering as we head into the winter flu season  

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 10:56

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London to lose out on practically £11bn in vacationer income, mayor warns

Tourist spending in central London is count on to plummet by £10.9bn this 12 months due to the coronavirus, an evaluation revealed by Sadiq Khan has proven.

The London mayor stated the figures confirmed that the federal government bailouts introduced on Thursday would solely quantity “a sticking plaster resolution”, with the pandemic wreaking devastation on the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors, which won’t return to normal for “many months to come”.

Mr Khan urged the government to enact a “functioning” test and trace system to allow the economy to reopen safely.

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 10:51

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Liverpool City Council to provide free school meal vouchers over half-term break 

The city council will provide meals vouchers for children over next week’s October break, the mayor of Liverpool has announced.

Mayor Joe Anderson said this morning that Liverpool City Council will provide nearly 20,000 children with free meal vouchers next week.

It comes after MPs defeated a motion on Wednesday to extend provision of meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021. 

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 10:37

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Northerners not welcome: Cornwall tourist bosses tell holiday-makers from tier 3 to stay away

Tourism bosses in Cornwall have told northerners hoping to visit this half term to stay away for fear they will spread coronavirus around the south-west.

Officials and councillors in the county have urged hotels, B&Bs, guest houses and caravan parks to refuse anyone they suspect of coming from tier two or three areas – where extra restrictions have been imposed because infection rates are so high.

Colin Drury reports here:

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 10:15

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Three-quarters of adults worried about the impacts of coronavirus, ONS figures show

More than seven in 10 (76 per cent) adults are very or considerably fearful in regards to the impact of the coronavirus on their life proper now, this week’s ONS survey into the social impacts of the coronavirus has proven. 

This percentage has increased gradually since the end of the summer – it stood at 64 per cent over the period 26 to 30 August.

Meanwhile, anxiety levels among adults remained at the highest (4.3) since the beginning of April, and life satisfaction is at its lowest point (6.7).

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 10:24

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Here’s Kate Ng with a quick summary of overnight developments to get you all caught up. 

Clea Skopeliti23 October 2020 09:57