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A woman pushing a stroller walks on a street under stricter restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak in Sheffield, UK

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South Yorkshire is the newest region of England to have the strictest virus rules

Sheffield and Doncaster are subordinated strict Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from this Saturday along with the rest of South Yorkshire. "The number of people with Covid in our hospitals has doubled in the past ten days with no signs of any wear and tear in the coming weeks," Sheffield Mayor Dan Jarvis said in a statement today. "Inaction wasn't an option." He said he and other local leaders will have received £ 41million from the UK government to support people and local businesses once the region moved into Stage Three. Yesterday the UK government announced that it would see Tier 3 rules in place in Greater Manchester on Friday, contrary to the wishes of local leaders who have asked for more funding to help businesses. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today a £ 60 million support package for the region, an increase from an initial package of £ 22million announced yesterday, but still less than the £ 65million requested by local leaders. Level three is the highest coronavirus alert and means tighter restrictions on household mixing and the closure of bars and pubs that do not serve meals. The Liverpool and Lancashire metropolitan areas are already subject to the third level restrictions. Until Saturday, October 25th, 7.3 million people in England – – 13 percent of the population – – will live under tier 3 rules.

Scotland is expected to switch to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions on November 2nd. Restrictions on restaurants in Scotland were extended for an additional week today after bars and restaurants in the central belt of Scotland closed on October 9th. Venues in other parts of the country are not allowed to serve alcohol indoors.

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The UK as a whole saw 26,688 new coronavirus cases today, a new daily record.

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New Zealand 25 new coronavirus cases were registered Today it is the largest daily count since April. Two of the most recent infections were acquired locally and the rest were discovered at the New Zealand border, including 18 among Russian and Ukrainian fishing teams who had arrived on a flight from Moscow. New Zealand has been widely praised for its aggressive response to the coronavirus aimed to eradicate the virus out of the country entirely.

Locks were reintroduced in Regions of Spain and Italyand Ireland will today first European country to revert to a full national coronavirus lockdown. Ireland currently has 270.8 virus cases per 100,000 people, compared to 348.7 per 100,000 people in the UK European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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The UK government is mandating Tier 3 virus rules in Greater Manchester despite local disagreements

The British Government in Westminster will Imposition of Tier 3 restrictions on Greater Manchester as of Friday despite opposition from local leaders who say financial support is inadequate for businesses that are about to close. Level three is the highest level of alert and means tighter restrictions on household mixing and the closure of bars and pubs that do not serve meals. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham told the government hadn't offered enough money "to protect the poorest people in our communities". British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a televised briefing today that the region will receive £ 22 million of additional funding. Burnham and other local guides originally proposed £ 90 million Plan that they reduced to a £ 65 million request during today's talks with Johnson.

The UK government has also signaled this today Sheffield and Leeds could be the next areas Faced with Tier 3 rules as cases remain high in South and West Yorkshire. If so, a third of the UK population could be living under stricter rules within a few days, as Wales will travel nationwide Curfew on Friday. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said at a briefing today that she expects to announce plans for a tiered system of Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland later this week.

Thousands of people live in Halton A petition has been signed in the Liverpool metropolitan area, which is currently subject to Tier 3 rules, demanding that their area be removed from Tier 3. The number of cases in Halton fell from 399.5 to 338.5 per 100,000 people in the week leading up to October 15. Tier 3 restrictions were first introduced in the Liverpool metropolitan area on October 14th. They also apply in Lancashire and will soon also apply in Greater Manchester.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for one today 10 p.m. The curfew for pubs and restaurants in town ends, now that London is under the second tier coronavirus restrictions. "We saw the worrying consequences of increasing social intermingling on the streets and on public transport in the capital around 10 p.m. immediately after its introduction," Khan said in a statement. "Now London and other parts of the country have moved into level two and higher restrictions that prohibit household mixing. The current 10pm curfew makes even less sense and should be removed." Under the rules of the second tier, people are not allowed to mix with people from other households indoors, but are allowed to visit pubs or restaurants with members of their own household or a support bubble.

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In order to break the chains of coronavirus transmission in Europe, countries must act systematically Quarantine people who have been in contact with people who test positive for coronavirussaid Mike Ryan, World Health Organization (WHO) director for health emergencies, at a virtual press conference yesterday. "About half of our Member States in the European Region have seen cases increase by 50 percent in the past week," said Ryan. "If I was asked about one thing (…) that could change the game here, namely: Make sure that every contact on a confirmed case is in quarantine for a reasonable period of time in order to break the transmission chains. " The WHO recommends that all contacts of people with confirmed or likely Covid-19 will be quarantined for 14 days in a designated facility or at home from their last exposure. "I don't think this has been done systematically anywhere, especially in countries that are currently seeing big gains," said Ryan.

The The UK recorded 21,331 coronavirus cases todayaccording to official data from 18,804 yesterday. There were also 241 deaths from Covid-19 – the highest daily number since 258 deaths on June 5. England assistant chief medical officer Jonathan van Tam said during a press conference today that he expects the upward trend in deaths to continue.

Researchers in the UK announced plans Infect volunteers with the coronavirus as part of a “challenge trial” from January, although the study has not yet received final ethical approval. The initial goal of the study will be to determine the minimum dose of infection before testing potential vaccines.

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The global death toll has exceeded 1.12 million. The number of confirmed cases is loud. More than 40.5 million Johns Hopkins Universityalthough the true number of cases will be much higher.

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