Liverpool news Government's drastic plans to avoid second lockdown MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Radical plans being laid out as risks of second lockdown continue to increase
Breaking News ! The Government is considering radical new plans to avoid a second lockdown this year, according to the latest reports. The elderly could be asked to shield again and London could be put back into lockdown amid growing concern of a second wave, according to reports in the The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph. Restrictions have been put in place for the north of England due to spikes in towns, particularly across Greater Manchester. Residents are no longer allowed to meet other households indoors or in private gardens, among other measures. In Merseyside, south Liverpool has already been targeted to avoid an outbreak, while restrictions and emergency testing are in place around Princes Park too. The Prime Minister has already halted plans for an easing of conditions due to growing concerns that the prevalence of the virus was likely to be rising for the first time since May. Planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors have been paused, but the advice for those shielding was still lifted in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and remains in place until August 16 for those shielding in Wales. Yet under the new proposals, a greater number of people would be asked to take part in the shielding programme, based on their age or particular risk factors that have been identified since March, said the Telegraph.
.2 million who were deemed most vulnerable and asked to shield themselves from society during the spring peak. Other suggestions discussed should the R-rate escalate in the capital include restricting travel beyond the M25 and putting a stop to staying at other people’s houses. The Times reported that the Conservative Party leader held a “war game” session with Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to run through possible options for averting another nationwide lockdown that could stall any potential economic recovery. But Downing Street sources distanced themselves from the detail in the reports, calling them “speculative”.
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On top of the alleged lockdown avoidance preparations, experts have speculated that ministers might have to order the closure of pubs, which were permitted to start serving again on July 4, if schools are to reopen fully in September. Professor Graham Medley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said earlier a “trade off” could be required if the Prime Minister’s pledge is to be met. His comments followed chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty’s remarks that the country was “near the limit” for opening up society following the coronavirus lockdown.
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