Coronavirus LIVE updates as two Greater Manchester boroughs show infection rates are rising – and government clarifies quarantine condition

Coronavirus LIVE updates as two Greater Manchester boroughs show infection rates are rising - and government clarifies quarantine condition

Two Greater Manchester boroughs are currently showing an upward trend in coronavirus infections, according to the latest available figures.

Oldham recorded 20 per cent more cases than the previous week, in the seven days up to August 13, while Manchester saw its infection rate increase by almost a third in the same time frame.

Overall, a further 119 cases were added in Greater Manchester on Sunday, taking the total for the region up to 21,227.

Manchester is now the only other area of Greater Manchester showing an upward trend week on week.

There were 247 confirmed tests in Manchester in the week ending Aug 13, which is an increase of 30 per cent on the previous week.

Infection rates are calculated up to three days ago, in this case, the week ending August 13, because it takes a couple of days for the test results to be reported.

In the week up to August 13, there were 998 positive tests across Greater Manchester.

Brits returning from France are allowed to make one quick shopping trip before entering quarantine, the Mirror reports.

Last week the government announced that six countries including France, the Netherlands and several others were being added to the UK quarantine list.

Thousands of Brits changed holiday plans to get home before 4am on Saturday when the new rules came in.

A government source told The Telegraph people were allowed to go to the supermarket on the way home from the airport, train station or ferry port.

They emphasised that this trip was only as a last resort, however.

Official guidance remains that people should only leave their home for basics like food and medicine in exceptional circumstances where delivery is not available.

Isolating Brits are not even allowed out to walk their dogs – or face a £1,000 fine.

Meanwhile, 2.6 million people living in Greater Manchester, face another week of local lockdown rules which mean they cannot visit friends of families’ homes or gardens, but they can meet other households in a pub garden.

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