Millions of people could be prevented from mixing inside and outside and thousands of bars could be forced to close under the new coronavirus restrictions.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline a new three-tier restrictions system on Monday, with measures expected to force bars and restaurants to close across northern England.
Under the proposed system, different parts of the country would be placed in different categories, with regions at the highest level expected to face the most difficult procedures.
The conservative mayor of Tees Valley, Ben Hoshen, said the third-tier restrictions are expected to continue within four weeks.
Pubs and bars will be required to close and no home mixing for socializing either indoors or outdoors.
This move could affect millions of people who live in high places Covid-19 Rates across England.
Property consultancy Altus Group said 7,171 bars in restricted areas across the north of England are at risk of temporary closure.
Liverpool mayor, Joe Anderson, said he had discussions with Number 10 about the city’s status at Tier 3, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
This comes amid growing concern about the number of cases and the capacity of intensive care units in district hospitals.
However, leaders in the north of England criticized the government’s broader plans and said that ministers were treating the region as “second class”.
Nor have they ruled out legal action.
Westminster has been developing proposals to give mayors more powers over the testing and tracking system in an effort to secure support for northern leaders, the Sunday Times reports.
The newspaper added that the details of the plans were presented between ministers and mayors on Saturday, amid warnings of the need to take immediate measures to prevent the flooding of the National Health Service in the north.
People were seen socializing in city centers across the UK – including Liverpool, Newcastle and London – on Saturday evening the chairman of the board of potential pubs.
It comes as the number of people infected with the Coronavirus in hospitals across England increased on Saturday – rising to 1,167 in the northwest from 725 the previous week.
15,166 laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in the UK on Saturday, and another 81 deaths were confirmed of people who died within 28 days of a COVID-19 test result.
Separate figures published by UK statistical agencies show that there are now 58,000 deaths recorded in the UK with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Friday that workers at companies forced to close under the new restrictions will be paid two-thirds of their wages by the government.
But Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham He said accepting Mr. Sonak’s financial package would be tantamount to “handing over” people to the hardships in the run-up to Christmas.
Speaking at a news conference with political leaders from Liverpool, Sheffield and Tyneside on Saturday, Burnham said the measures could lead to “severe layoffs” and business closures.
Burnham added, “It will level the north of England and widen the divide between north and south.”
“The government cannot lock down the COVID for the Liverpool city area and the north cheaply,” said Steve Rotherham, mayor of the Liverpool city area, during the conference.
Northern leaders called for more money to support areas that are subject to tighter restrictions, warning ministers that they cannot shut down North Korea “cheaply.”
West Yorkshire councilors also warned Friday of the need for “significantly” more financial support to prevent a deeper economic disaster.
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer also criticized the business aid package and said that the government “missed the guiding principle” that restrictions were always accompanied by adequate economic support.
But the Sunday Times reported that plans are under way to give local leaders powers to deploy an army of volunteer contact trackers as well as give local authorities more control over mobile testing units and reception centers.
A government spokeswoman said all financial support would remain under review to support businesses and protect jobs in the coming weeks and months.
In North Wales, new restrictions were imposed on the Coronavirus in Bangor at 6 pm on Saturday, which means that people will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a “reasonable excuse” and can only meet people with whom they do not live outdoors.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer of England Professor Jonathan Van Tam He said the country is at a tipping point similar to the first wave of coronavirus, but it could prevent history from repeating itself.
The United Kingdom reported 15,166 more coronavirus cases and 81 more deaths in the daily update on Saturday.
It represents an increase of 1,302 cases from the daily figures on Friday – when 87 deaths were reported – and means that the UK has now recorded 42,760 deaths related to the Coronavirus.