The Prime Minister has announced that a program of mass, instant coronavirus testing will be launched in various parts of England with the highest infection rates following the withdrawal of the lockdown next month, the government has faced an unprecedented internal revolt over Kovid’s move.
Among the plans, which will rely on the ability to rapidly expand testing systems across the country, are measures to prevent people who come into close contact with a person with coronavirus from being isolated for 14 days, if tests show they have it is not contracted.
Contacts will have the opportunity to test every day for a week and if the tests remain negative, there will be no need to separate during that time. It will be trialled in Liverpool and will likely launch nationally from January.
Boris Johnson will outline plans to implement tougher three-tier restrictions after raising existing measures on Monday, December 2nd. He is also expected to unveil a proposal for temporary UK-wide relaxation to blend into the family during Christmas.
Downer Street announced that Liverpool’s current public testing system would be significantly expanded, and announced that it would “offer three-tier precautions to direct communities out of the strongest restrictions” as a bid.
In a plan backed by a cabinet meeting on Sunday afternoon, the hard-line areas will be given “extensive community testing” with the help of the military.
A pilot scheme, so that residents of care homes can have examinees twice a week, will also be extended.
Bold promises have echoes of previous plans, which initially took much longer to complete than the bill. Liverpool’s trial appears to be going well, with an initial attempt at a mass trial at Salford halted early amid limited success.
In a comment published at No. 10, Johnson said the people’s effort means “flattening out” in new areas.
He said: “We are not out of the forest yet. The virus is still present in communities across the country and it is much more contagious and much more deadly than seasonal flu. However, with the expansion of testing and the vaccines approaching the installation, the regional tiered system will help control the virus again and keep it there. “
Downing Street was keen to delay new projects as the perfect way to help the most vulnerable communities. However, the announcement could also prove potential for cracking down on some rebel conservative MPs who have objected to a return to the regional level.
In a scathing letter to the prime minister, the T0 MPs from the newly formed Covid Recovery Group said the government would have to prove the new restrictions would “save lives more than they spend”.
The letter, signed by 14 Conservative peers, told Johnson that a tiered system “deeply violates people’s lives with huge health and economic costs.”
They wrote: “The government’s proposed sanctions after December 2 will have the effect of slowing down the spread of covid and will not save more lives than their costs, but we can no longer support this approach.
“This is the end, [the] The government needs to publish a full cost-benefit analysis of the proposed restrictions on a regional basis so that MPs can responsibly determine the health impact and undoubted impact on the livelihoods of the non-covenants of the restrictions. “
Chancellor Ishii Sunak refuted the idea of making such a document. “It’s hard to predict the special effects of the one-week ban,” he told Sophie Ridge of the Sky on Sunday.
Dissatisfied lawmakers could not leave Johnson’s uncomfortable prospect of relying on Labor for a vote on the plan in the Commons next week, but the scientific pressure to tighten the noose for a new level is growing ahead of the current four-week England-wide lockdown.
A new study led by academics from the University of East Anglia concludes that the previous stage 1 had a “slight effect” on coronavirus infection locally.
The study, which has not yet reviewed the peer, examined infection rates within 14 days in regions located at three levels. It was found that the top level, which inhibits the mixing of all households, had the greatest impact, while the effect of level 2 was mixed.
Professor Paul Hunter, who led the study, said: “Our conclusion is that the problem with stratification was not actually stratification, but the UK government was unable to allocate them to local authorities at the appropriate level.”
Another 398 people died on Sunday from the coronavirus, an increase of 188 from the same day last week, according to figures from the government’s Daily UK. A total of 18,662 people tested positive for the virus, down from 24,962
Johnson is also the reason for the outline of the few days of Christmas that are expected to allow limited mixing within families across the UK.