England is ready to enter a second nationwide lockdown subsequent week within the face of surging coronavirus numbers, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced this night.
All the pieces besides important retailers and training settings might be closed from Thursday November 5 till December 2. “From Thursday till the beginning of December you have to keep at house,” Johnson instructed the nation in a particular information bulletin on the BBC. Scotland and Wales had already launched lockdowns of their nations.
In some optimistic information for staff, the federal government did announce right now that its furlough scheme might be prolonged till December.
The newest measures imply that any cinemas, theaters and leisure venues that weren’t already closed will now want to shut. It is usually potential that movie and TV shoots might be quickly halted. We now have reached out to the DCMS and BFI for readability. A spokesperson for the latter instructed us the BFI is “awaiting readability” on the prospects for movie and TV shoots.
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In a win for broadcasters, the federal government confirmed that elite sport will proceed behind closed doorways.
Confirmed: Authorities will permit elite sport to proceed behind closed doorways in #Lockdown2 in England – so the Premier League season continues
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) October 31, 2020
The variety of day by day UK circumstances reached 21,915 right now with 326 deaths. Complete deaths stand at 46,555.
Scientists on the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) have instructed the federal government that COVID-19 is spreading considerably quicker than their worst-case situations and will kill 85,000 individuals this winter if no motion is taken. One scientific mannequin predicted that with out pressing motion the UK may register 4,000 deaths per day.
The UK this week grew to become the eighth nation to report a million complete COVID circumstances because the outbreak started.
Johnson and his chancellor, Rishi Sunak, had been anticipated to spend the weekend devising a method for the closures however in one other embarrassing flip for this authorities, particulars of the lockdown had been leaked to media over the past 24 hours.