England set for tougher tiered measures when lockdown ends on Dec 2
22 Novembre, 2020, 14:20 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that "Christmas is not going to be normal" despite England preparing to move out of lockdown and into a strengthened three-tier system of local coronavirus restrictions next month.
More details of the so-called COVID Winter Plan are expected on Monday in a speech to the House of Commons, after Cabinet discussions on Sunday which Johnson will be conducting virtually as he continues to self-isolate following contact with an MP who later tested positive for COVID-19.
"I think, frustrating as it is for all of us, Christmas is not going to be normal this year", he told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday.
And while some local measures will be the same as those in the previous system, some tiers will be strengthened to safeguard the gains made during the national lockdown.
The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the number of coronavirus infections in England appears to have "levelled off" in recent weeks, indicating the lockdown has had the desired effect of trying to curb the rapid spread of infection.
He will pledge that the tiers will be reviewed on a regular basis and there will be a Commons vote on the three-tier system before it comes into force.
Ministers will detail what tier each area will be placed into on Thursday.
The COVID Recovery Group (CRG), led by former chief whip Mark Harper and ex-Brexit minister Steve Baker, is threatening to withhold support for Johnson's new measures when the four-week lockdown in England expires on December 2.
The pair have written to Mr Johnson with their demands, in a letter it is claimed has been signed by 70 Conservative MPs, though the individuals have not been identified.
In the letter, the MPs complain: "Even the tiered system of restrictions infringes deeply upon people's lives with huge health and economic costs".
"We can not support this approach further unless the government demonstrates the restrictions proposed for after December 2 will have an impact on slowing the transmission of COVID, and will save more lives than they cost".
They also raise specific concerns about outside sport, the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, closure of non-essential retail and care home visits.
They are optimistic that restrictions can be gradually reduced in the run-up to spring.
Some UK media reports also suggest that Johnson is expected to announce up to a week of freedom from COVID-19 restrictions at Christmas, subject to an agreement with the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The plans emerged as the Government announced a further 341 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the United Kingdom total to 54,626.
The NHS is preparing to administer the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine next month, once it has been approved for use in the United Kingdom by regulators, and it will be rolled out more widely in the new year.
Downing Street will hope an easing at Christmas, potential vaccines on the horizon and new scientific evidence will lessen the scale of a rebellion, with the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) expected to publish papers on Monday stating that the previous tiers were not strong enough.
"It's very hard to be precise in estimating the particular impact of a one-week restriction", the Chancellor told Ridge.
According to the Treasury, £1bn will be to tackle backlogs and allow patients who have experienced delays this year to be fast-tracked and treated for non-urgent procedures.
And around £500m will fund a Winter Mental Health Plan, helping to support mental health referrals delayed due to the pressures of pandemic and support measures to invest in NHS workers.
However, the company realizes the importance of social distancing and working from home in this unprecedented time. Facebook employees have been working from home since the nationwide lockdown was initiated in march.
La part du réseau Leroy Merlin sur le marché russe de "l'équipement ménager" approche les 20%. Beaucoup d'entre eux se plaignent des manifestations de corruption et des violations de l'éthique des affaires.
Moreover, 213 newly confirmed cases brings the total to 19,678, and two additional deaths raises the toll to 667. A number of museums in Washington, DC are closing their doors again amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
C'est un article amendé sur la diffusion de l'image des policiers que l'Assemblée nationale vient de voter en première lecture. Un amendement gouvernemental a spécifié que cette mesure ne peut porter "préjudice au droit d'informer".
Discontent had been building over the 2021 budget on social media and clashes erupted during demonstrations on Friday. The fire services have managed to put the fire out but the extent of the damage is not yet known.
En effet, avoir mille et une tâches à accomplir à la fois, ça peut avoir des effets négatifs. En effet, les travailleurs effectuent les tâches beaucoup plus rapidement tout en conservant leur qualité de vie.
Nevertheless, the Club will continue to use its best efforts to press for a fair, full and timely hearing of its claim". The consortium included Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF, PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers .
The most famous paramilitary organization that is part of the National Security Service of GNA is the «RADA» group. He is one of the main opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region and one of the most famous fighters against terrorism.
FDA Allows Emergency Use Of Antibody Drug Trump Received
Tests of the drug are continuing, but early results suggest it may prevent hospitalization and emergency room visits. The company in October applied to the FDA asking for emergency use authorization of its antibody treatment .
Ruyant dépasse Thomson et prend la tête — Vendée Globe
De plus de 300 milles samedi soir, l'écart entre le premier et le quatrième était de 259,32 milles au pointage de 9 heures. Charlie Dalin ( Apivia , +76 milles) complète toujours un trio de tête qui filait aux aurores dans un flux de Nord Est.
Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions
Hawaii normally experiences an increase in visitors during the time period many Americans have time off from work and school. This is why I am supportive of our teams move to require test results before people depart for Hawai'i.