The head of the council issued an alarm to people in his area affected by the Coronavirus.

Comply with current lockdown restrictions or face Christmas under strict restrictions.

Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the Swale Borough Council, equated communities Faversham, Sittingbourne And the Sheibi Island Last night (November 17).

The latest infection rates for Swale show that 584 people per 100,000 people have contracted the deadly virus.

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It makes it the second most affected area in Kent, right behind it Seconds.

Cases have increased week by week since the fall, as Andrew Scott Clark, director of public health for Kent County Council, said the increased numbers were A cause for concernBack in October.

Now it appears that society will have to unite to block the spread of the virus, or pay off the consequences next month.

Cllr Truelove fears the town will be ranked high once the national lockdown ends on December 2.

“We risk spending Christmas in trouble

Cllr Truelove said: “Unless we can reduce the growth rate in Covid infections in the region, we risk a longer period of high-level restrictions after December 2.

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“Infection rates are at 584 per 100,000 people, and if we do nothing to contain it, we risk spending Christmas in lockdown.

“ Before the prime minister introduced the new nationwide restrictions earlier this month, we were under pressure by the government and Kent County Council to enter Level 2 – the high-risk situation – and we risk putting us at that level when the country lockdown ends if cases continue to rise. “.

It is feared that if infection rates are not controlled, some people will spend Christmas alone.

It can also restrict people from visiting relatives in nursing homes.

And now the Swale Borough Council is urging full compliance in an effort to save Christmas for dozens of residents.

“We can only address the problem through compliance.”

Cllr Truelove added: “Swale now has the second highest infection rate in Kent with more numbers in care homes and a higher infection rate among the 65+ age group compared to many parts of the county.

“ The virus is spreading highly through close personal contact and we can only address the problem if we comply with government guidelines.

“It is our duty as a council to encourage and urge people to comply with established restrictions and closely monitor the business community to ensure people’s safety.

“I urge Council members to spread the message of compliance and discourage anyone who desires glory in not complying.”