World News – GB – London ‘will move to level 2 lockdown from midnight Friday’


This would mean that no household mixes indoors in any environment and a message for people to avoid using public transport

Care Minister Helen Whately informed MEPs in London of the change from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ risk today

It was revealed earlier that several districts of the capital had for the first time shifted the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Richmond upon Thames has 140, Hackney and the City of London have 133 and Ealing has 133 in the week to October 8, at the top of the scale

Southern areas including Croydon (70), Bromley (67) and Sutton (64) have the lowest number of infections

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will support tighter restrictions in the capital, but called for a package of financial support for the city

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Speaking at town hall, the mayor said he expects the government to announce the stricter lockdown restrictions later today

In a letter to the Prime Minister on Wednesday, he said that with an infection rate approaching 100 cases per 100,000 population, further measures would be needed « very soon »

M Khan wrote alongside the images of the letter on Twitter: “Urgent action is needed to protect Londoners and bring the virus under control in our city…

« The government must provide appropriate financial assistance to all businesses and vulnerable Londoners affected by the restrictions, as well as the local authorities supporting them

« It is essential that no one faces additional financial hardship due to layoff or loss of income, and cannot immediately access benefits or help in the event of a crisis. needs it

« We also need an immediate increase in testing capacity so that London’s testing rates can reach the national average »

Under these new standardized lockdown rules, anyone living in an area now below level two of the lockdown system will be prohibited from mixing with other households inside

You are still allowed to mix outdoors as long as the national rule of six is ​​respected

London is still far behind a number of areas in the north, where the increase in the number of cases is starting to translate into hospitalizations

An adviser warned yesterday that Liverpool’s intensive care units are operating at 95% of capacity and could exceed that threshold by next week

New London restrictions come as Greater Manchester and Lancashire risk plunging into level three lockdown

Advisors to the Joint Biosecurity Centre’s “Gold Command” task force on Wednesday approved proposals to place Greater Manchester and Lancashire at “very high” risk

Ms Whately meets with MPs from the north after speaking with London leaders where she is expected to confirm the decision

London, Coronavirus, Lockdown, Sadiq Khan, Boris Johnson

World News – GB – London ‘will move to level 2 lockdown from midnight Friday’


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