thenews.com.pk 18 Sep, 2020 03:45 am

New curbs imposed on North East to check virus spread

New curbs imposed on North East to check virus spread
LONDON: Lockdown restrictions are to be imposed on parts of the North East following “concerning rates of infection”, the Health Secretary has confirmed.Matt Hancock told MPs in the...

Matt Hancock told MPs in the Commons new measures are needed to tackle increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham.And in South Tyneside, Gateshead and Newcastle, the figures are all above 70.He said: “We agree with the local councils that we must follow the data and act, and the data says that we must act now so we can control the virus and keep people safe.3 per cent of people who were tested for Covid-19 in England in the week ending September 9 and had a so-called “in-person” test received their result within 24 hours.

A total of 18,371 new people tested positive for Covid-19 in England in the week to September 9, a rise of 75 per cent in positive cases on the previous week.I know that the people of the North East will come together to defeat this virus as defeat it we must.

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