Coronavirus: Lockdown bans remain in Bolton and Trafford after another government U-turn UK News

A mobile advertising vehicle displaying a coronavirus high risk area warning in Oldham, Greater Manchester, where residents have been told not to socialise with anyone outside their household and avoid using public transport unless it is essential. The localised measures have been introduced in Oldham, along with Blackburn and Pendle in Lancashire, following a rise in people testing positive for coronavirus.

The COID-19 sanctions will remain in effect in Bolton and Trafford – there were reasons for the government to lift the local lockdown after the local U-turn, but the council has raised their demands.

Both local councils cited growth Coronavirus The transition sought restrictions for a two-week stay with Trafford Council’s controlling labor group “in the interest of public safety.”

Bolton Council said in a “sudden and unexpected rise” COVID-19 Cases need to be taken “seriously”.

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Announcing that the existing lockdown would continue, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the infection rate had “more than tripled in a week in Bolton and doubled since the last review at Trafford”.

This means Bolton and Trafford residents will still not be allowed to socialize in their homes, gardens, pubs or restaurants with other homes for the foreseeable future.

According to the plan, social gatherings in Stockport, Burnley, Handburn and parts of Bradford, Calderdale and Kirkleys may resume in the first week of today.

Bolton’s latest Public Health England data shows that the weekly incidence rate is now at 66.6 per 100,000 at it compared to 18.9 between 17 and 23 August.

Similarly, the rate at Trafford stands at 17.8 to 36.8.

Mr Hancock said: “After significant changes in the level of infection over the last few days, it has been decided that Bolton and Trafford will now be subject to existing restrictions.

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“The decision was made in collaboration with local leaders after reviewing the latest data.”

He added: “As we continue to work together we can reduce rates and I urge everyone to follow the rules and continue their role – if you have symptoms, check by practicing self-related and social distance.”

Local political leaders in Bolton argued for the removal of the ban because of the reduction in cases – but changed their minds after jumping into the case.

The analysis found that the new cases were not limited to just one region, community or workplace, the city council said.

Infections between different families were seen as the main cause of the spike, with people aged 18-99 representing an overwhelming majority in new cases.

Council leaders at Trafford recommended that sanctions should be maintained to wait for further evidence of a sustainable downward trend in the positive case, but he was dismissed by the government.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has previously said that reducing restrictions in the territories was “completely unreasonable”, and called on people to “continue to be instructed” not to hold social gatherings in their homes.

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He and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which consists of 10 larger Manchester councils, have called on ministers to agree on a strategy to get out of the remaining local restrictions “as soon as possible safely”.

There are still arrangements in Manchester, Rochdale, Barry, Thameside, Salford, Preston and Leicester where residents are still prohibited from seeing others in their homes or parks.

Mr. Burnham wrote a letter to Mr. Hancock offering assistance with targeted testing and traces of the most affected communities.

A GMCA spokesman said: “It is clear that targeted, hyper-local door-to-door action is more effective than explicit geographical restrictions.”

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