Coronavirus: Lockdown rules may go ‘further’ in high-risk areas, minister warns

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: A social distancing sign is affixed next to Saint George's Hall on October 08, 2020 in Liverpool, England. It has been reported that a three-tier lockdown system, similar to a traffic light system is being contemplated by the British government to simplify coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown measures. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A minister told Sky News that the government may need to “go further” and take drastic action to combat the rise of coronavirus cases in high-risk areas.

Housing Secretary Robert Genrick told Kay Barley that “a lot of work needed to be done” against the fight. COVID-19 And “we’ll live with it for a long time.”

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PM warns local authorities

“We may have to go beyond what we have announced,” he warned, adding that the government “wanted to design these measures jointly between us and the local government”.

But there is resentment among some local leaders, who claim that Westminster has imposed sanctions without adequate consultation.

Generic was speaking after the PM Set up a new three-level lockdown system For England, the areas given are “medium”, “high” and “very high” Coronavirus Warning level.

The move is aimed at curbing the various restrictions already in place, which will take effect if MPs approve it on Wednesday.

The intermediate level will cover a significant part of England and includes current national restrictions such as the “Six Rules” and a 10-hour curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.

High-level people will look to refrain from socializing with other families inside the home, although support bubbles will still be allowed.

The six-person rule in these areas will continue to be applied outside in public places as well as in private parks.

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People with very high alert levels will find it forbidden to socialize with other families indoors and in private gardens, while bars and pubs will be closed if they cannot function as restaurants.

Alcohol can be served in pubs operated as restaurants in these areas but only as part of meals.

Residents will also be advised against traveling to and from the area, although local politicians will take part in deciding whether other leisure venues, such as gyms and casinos, should be closed.

The Liverpool City area is currently the only area with a very high alert level.

Most of the areas already under local restrictions – such as Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and the Northeast – will move to the upper class as a small area of ​​Nottinghamshire, East and West Cheshire and High Peak.

St. Helens North MP Connor McGinn told Sky News that there was no agreement with the government about taking action for the Liverpool region, instead saying they were forced into the region.

Hours after Boris Johnson’s remarks to lawmakers, newly released documents revealed that a “circuit breaker”, a brief national lockdown, had been recommended to the government by scientists three weeks earlier.

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