World News – UK – Tier 3 areas offered a quick escape through mass testing

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Tier 3 infection areas, including Greater Lincolnshire, are better able to adhere to more relaxed restrictions if they accept support for mass testing and health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

The program was originally tried out in Liverpool and Mr Hancock said it had stalled cases and allowed them to move into Tier 2 starting Wednesday.

He said the government had given Tier 3 areas « a faster way out of the toughest restrictions to help them come down the levels ». .

Councils can claim £ 14 for each test performed. He said the offer is available to all third tier areas and the government has already received « significant interest ». .

« By using tests that can change results in less than 30 minutes, we can identify and then isolate people with COVID, especially one in three people with COVID who don’t have these symptoms at all, but who do. » can still pass the infection on.

« If you have COVID without symptoms, you can still infect others, and of course that is a silent danger.

« You would not know that you are risking life around you. So if you are offered a test please take it – you could save a life. « . ”

Mr Hancock said he knew restrictions « have been really tough on people, » but added, « The good news is that they have worked. « .

He said cases were down 30% over the past week. . “This shows that the national restrictions have been successful.

« Through all of the national lockdown compliance measures and through everything the people have sacrificed, we have eased pressure on the NHS, reduced the number of coronavirus cases and brought this virus back under control. « . ”

Testing at universities began today and will have students, both with and without symptoms, voluntarily tested.

Health bosses in Lincolnshire previously said that a more targeted program targeting high-priority groups such as factory workers and nursing homes would be preferable.

Mr. Hancock also announced that the country has now ordered 357 million doses of seven different vaccines.

Before the briefing, community secretary (and Newark MP) Robert Jenrick announced new planning laws that would allow stores to « stay open late into the evening – possibly 24 hours in some locations ». .

It is because the government is trying to help people shop for Christmas and is encouraging people to get out.

Mr. Jenrick said he wanted to provide a « more comfortable and safer shopping experience » for everyone.

« Our priority right now is to open non-essential retail stores and support them as much as possible, » said Jenrick.

Historian Dan Snow will retell the story of the famous Dambusters raid in 1943 in a three-part documentary on Channel 5 airing this week.

Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams that began on Sept.. and 17. May 1943 by the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron, later called The Dambusters, with a specially built « jumping bomb ». .

The opening episode of « The Dambusters » will be aired on Tuesday the 1st. December, broadcast at 9 p.m.. Dan travels around Lincolnshire airfields speaking about the formation of the RAF’s 617 Squadron, led by Commander Guy Gibson.

The episode focuses on recruiting and training the Airmen for the mission, with Commander Gibson having just eight weeks to assemble a crew that can fly at low altitudes at night, as well as developing the bouncing bomb.

Episode two and three will be played over the following two nights on Wednesday and Thursday (2. and 3. December) broadcast.

The shop used to be Tasty Vintage, but it opened on Nov.. Closed in September. The owner continues to act as an online sales point, but the property has been marketed without success as it has for six months.

Lincoln City Council planners issued Mr. S. Ulph got permission to use the former vintage clothing store No.. 9 to be integrated into the rest of the residential building on the upper two floors.

The ground floor for which the application was made includes the shop, storage room, kitchen and toilet.

Documents presented to the council stated that the store “could be used as an entrance hall with a home office or reception area behind it.

« The main habitable living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, and bedrooms could all be on the first floor, possibly with a bedroom at the back of the property being quieter, » they said.

Representatives of Mr. Ulph, Brown & Co, said the proposal had « no inheritance » effects and was in line with planning guidelines.

Mr. Ulph plans not to make any changes to the exterior of the building, only « minor renovations » inside.

The three-story building is a listed building and was built in the first half of the 19th. Century built. It originally belonged to the contractor William Vickers.

There are currently 248 COVID-19 positive inpatients in hospitals operated by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

This is a slight increase from the 238 that started on Jan.. November 11th by the Trust, which operates Lincoln County Hospital, Boston Pilgrim Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital, and Louth County Hospital.

There was some positive news on Monday after it was revealed that 740 patients were discharged from the Trust’s hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, Northern Lincolnshire and the Goole NHS Foundation Trust announced that 163 patients were affected by coronavirus as of Monday morning.

This is a 71 in Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, 87 in Scunthorpe General Hospital and five in Goole and District Hospital.

The Lincolnite also contacted the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and the LPFT (Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) for the latest data. However, at the time of publication there was no answer.

Operation Chastise, Lincolnshire, The Dam Busters, Dan Snow, Matt Hancock

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