Here are 5 issues that you must know concerning the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday morning. We’ll have one other replace for you on Sunday.
1. PM taking a look at additional measures
Boris Johnson will spend the weekend in Downing Street considering whether to introduce further lockdown restrictions on the entire of England. Among the choices being debated are curbs on households mixing, and diminished opening hours for pubs and eating places. On Friday, the prime minister stated the UK was “now seeing a second wave” of coronavirus. The authorities is wanting on the concept of a “circuit-break” strategy – reintroducing restrictions in public areas for a interval of some weeks – however could that halt the second wave?
2. Restrictions ‘possible’ in London
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has stated he’s extraordinarily involved by proof exhibiting the unfold of the virus is accelerating within the capital. He stated measures to gradual the unfold, which have already been launched in different elements of the UK, had been “increasingly likely” in London. The variety of instances per 100,000 folks over seven days is reported to have elevated within the metropolis from 18.eight to about 25. Here’s a reminder of the areas already facing local restrictions.
3. European international locations attempt to sort out surge
Governments across Europe have announced new restrictions to sort out the surge in infections. From Monday, greater than 850,000 folks within the Madrid area of Spain will face limits on journey and sizes of teams. In the Irish capital Dublin, indoor restaurant eating is to be banned and all non-essential journey discouraged. Find out what different measures international locations are imposing here.
4. NHS staff who died
Since the pandemic began, greater than 600 well being and social care staff have caught Covid-19 and died throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The BBC’s Catherine Burns spoke to 3 individuals who misplaced family members on the peak of the outbreak on the identical day.
5. The music venues nonetheless opening
With most gig venues’ doorways firmly closed and coronavirus restrictions getting tighter, it is an unlikely time to decide on to open a brand new venue – but that is precisely what Craig Pennington has determined to do. His venue, Future Head, in Birkenhead, will launch later today featuring socially-distanced “pods” for fans – though dancing, singing and cheering will not be allowed.
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With the UK’s journey guidelines continuously altering, here is a reminder of which countries are on the UK’s various quarantine lists.
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