2 million in the north east to be put in COVID-19 lockdown as cases surge

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Published on 17 Sep 2020, 11:30
The north-east of England will go into lockdown on Friday, affecting 2 million residents as coronavirus cases rise in the region. The Health Secretary announced a curfew on pubs and restaurants will be imposed, meaning they have to shut at 10pm, and people from different households will be told not to mix unless at work, school or university. The public will also be told not to visit sporting events and not to go on holiday with people outside of your household.

The new restrictions will apply to Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland after a rise in cases in those areas. The news comes as Boris Johnson told Sun readers yesterday that if the new rule of six, where you cannot meet groups larger than 6, is not met tougher regulations will be introduced such as a nationwide curfew on pubs. The Prime Minister also said he was helping to prepare the country for a second wave this winter with £546m to help protect care homes.

Liverpool is another area preparing for a new lockdown, as cases of coronavirus surge in the city. There are now 106 cases per 100,000 people in Liverpool, with local politicians expected to bring in new COVID-19 regulations this week to help stem the spread of the virus.

There are now 55 cases per 100,000 people across the UK, representing a sharp rise in the spread of coronavirus.

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