Large parts of the Northeast are set to be subject to tougher lockdown restrictions that will be announced tomorrow.
Fresh Corona Virus The restrictions are expected to take effect on Friday.
This comes after Health Minister Nadine Dorries met with 22 MPs from the north-east of England – the same day the UK recorded it. The highest number of corona virus daily Infections since May.
According to the Newcastle Chronicle, the measures will include a 10 p.m. curfew at bars, restaurants, and other licensed venues, as well as preventing people from communicating with anyone outside their home.
Other restrictions, which are due to be announced but not yet confirmed, include people who have been told not to travel on vacation with other families and sports fans who are advised not to attend the games.
The newspaper added that only essential visitors will be able to visit nursing homes, and with the exception of basic trips, the use of public transport and car sharing will be discouraged at peak times.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenric confirmed the move to further restrict Piston IT station on Wednesday evening.
Newcastle City Council President Nick Forbes tweeted: “Some additional temporary restrictions are being planned to prevent another full shutdown.”
In response to another Twitter user, Mr. Forbes added: “We are awaiting confirmation from the government regarding the final version of the regulations; I expect an announcement from the Minister of Health at 11 am tomorrow.”
As of September 13, the rate of infection for two weeks per 100,000 in areas facing new restrictions, according to Sky News data, was:
- Sunderland: 155.7
- South Tyneside: 155.1
- Gateshead: 139.7
- Newcastle upon Tyne: 116.3
- North Tyneside: 85
- Durham County: 70.2
- Northumberland: 47.1
“It has been added to the comic way the government has handled this matter. The issue in the Northeast needs to be addressed as the numbers are increasing but testing in the Northeast is a mess,” Kevan Jones, a labor representative for North Durham, told Sky News.
Mr. Jones added that local authorities should be given control over the testing and tracking service.
Became the latest district to face further lockdown restrictions in an effort to control COVID-19, after announcing earlier on Wednesday the Rhondda Cynon Taf in Wales. It will face a local shutdown.
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