Sturgeon: staying out of each other’s homes
ScotlandPrime Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged Scots to “stay out of each other’s homes” after a record high in daily cases. “We have no room for complacency,” she added in a series of tweets.
UK health officials say they are “working urgently” to fix the latest issue of accessing the NHS Covid app that includes failing to link to test results (See earlier).
In response to the problem, a spokeswoman for DHSC said:
We are working urgently to enable positive tests for people who haven’t already been given a code to be added to the Covid-19 app.
The NHS Test & Tracker will continue to contact people by text message, email or phone if you test positive, and advise you to self-isolate and for those without a code, contact trackers will soon be able to provide codes for inclusion in the app.
If you book your test via the app, the results will be recorded automatically in the app and the isolation countdown will be updated.
Northern Ireland reports a record high number of cases
northern Ireland It also announced a record high number of daily cases. The Health Ministry said 319 people had tested positive in the past 24 hours. The previous record for the daily toll was 273, announced on Friday.
Scotland reports a record high of new cases
Scotland 714 new cases were announced, the largest number in a single day since the mass testing began.
It marks a sharp increase in new cases since yesterday’s total of 558 – the previous daily record in Scotland.
NHS England has announced another 20 deaths in English hospitals.
The ages of the patients ranged from 43 to 96 years. All of them knew the underlying health conditions. The date of death ranges from April 3 to September 25, 2020, with the majority on or after September 23.
The NHS app failed to accept a third of the test results
EnglandThe struggling and much-delayed NHS Covid app is not accepting results of tests being processed in the country’s government-run laboratories or hospitals or as part of an official survey, officials have acknowledged.
The app’s official Twitter account said it cannot link to test results taken at Public Health Laboratories England (PHE), at the National Health Service (NHS) or as part of a survey conducted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
On Friday, 210,375 tests were taken, with 61,481 tests by PHE and the NHS, or 29%. This does not include tests taken as part of ONS surveys as they count on a UK basis.
The NHS Covid-19 app launched this week, four months later than expected. It uses Bluetooth signals to record when the user is in close contact with another user, this generally means that they are within a range of two meters for 15 minutes or more.
The Ministry of Health did not provide an immediate response but its website said it was working to correct the problem as soon as possible.
Professor Harry Reuter, a member of the Environmental Working Group advising Sage, was among those who highlighted the problem.
Thousands gather to march against the lockdown
Thousands of demonstrators gathered for an anti-closure demonstration in the city center London.
Crowds gathered at Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying a variety of signs, flags and banners to take part in the “We Don’t Agree” rally, with no one wearing face covering or social distance. Some carried banners linked to the Qunun conspiracy theories.
Demonstrators who protested against the government’s lockdown measures chanted, applauded and chanted, chanting “We will win.”
Earlier, the police searched a man and confiscated the riot shield he was carrying. The protest comes a week after a separate event that saw more than a dozen officers injured when a “small minority” targeted the police and more than 32 people were arrested.
The Metropolitan Police said they had been in touch with the organizers throughout the week Remind them of their legal obligations Explaining events could be a breach of coronavirus regulations.
While protests are exempt from the rule of six in effect in England, organizers must provide an assessment of risk and compliance with social distancing.
UK Conservative MPs will continue to press the government to give MPs a chance to debate and vote on coronavirus measures before they come into effect despite Downing Street’s attempt to stave off the revolt.
Governor Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee, has introduced an amendment to the Coronavirus Act in an effort to force more parliamentary scrutiny of the regulations.
He has garnered the support of at least 40 of his Conservative colleagues, and with the Labor Party likely to support the measure, Boris Johnson could be defeated in the House of Commons in the six-month powers review, which is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Financial Times says as many as 60 Conservatives could revolt.
In an effort to appease the House Representatives, Downing Street offered MPs an opportunity to debate and vote on the Sixth Rule next month.
However, Sir Graham said the government’s olive branch was “irrelevant” to his attempt for further scrutiny. Speaking to the Palestinian Authority, he said:
There was always a retroactive opportunity to vote on the rule of six.
What I am lobbying for are discussions and votes before the measures take effect.
A six-vote vote is scheduled for October 6th.
The Sir Graham amendment should be chosen by Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Howell on Wednesday for a chance of success.
Supporters of the show include former Conservative leader Sir Ian Duncan Smith, Damian Green, who was de facto deputy prime minister under Theresa May, Chair of the Liaison Committee Sir Bernard Jenkin, Sir Bob Neal, and ex-Brexit secretary David Davis.
Democratic Unionist party lawmakers and Labor Parliamentary John Kraer support the move. A Labor source said the party was “sympathetic” to the amendment.
A senior government source said: “The government is doing everything in its power reasonably to involve Parliament in the Covid process, while also making sure that it has the ability to respond quickly in order to suppress the virus.”
Wedding organizers have been fined for violating rules on how many people are allowed to gather.
West Mercia Police Place owners fined in Telford 10,000 pounds yet 120 people attended a wedding in Stafford Park.
Ch Supt Paul Moxley said: “It is unacceptable that a minority of people continue to disregard the rules and as a result a fine of £ 10,000 has been paid to the organization hosting the wedding in Telford today.
“It is believed that about 120 people were attending the event in Stafford Park, and all of them left when we attended and spoke with them. So no fixed penalty notices were given to the guests.”
else A fine of £ 10,000 was paid by the Greater Manchester Police For a wedding planner at a licensed venue in Longsight, ManchesterThursday evening.
On arrival, police found about 70 people present who initially refused to leave the unnamed building, which authorities had closed for at least seven days, subject to review.
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