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MetiNews.Com - The Prime Minister will announce plans for a strengthened three-tier system to MPs on Monday

Manchester news Boris Johnson to pledge major testing scheme for Tier 3 areas Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - The Prime Minister will announce plans for a strengthened three-tier system to MPs on Monday

Manchester news  Boris Johnson to pledge major testing scheme for Tier 3 areas Manchester united news
22 November 2020 - 23:15

Breaking News ! A new major testing scheme for Tier 3 areas will be introduced at the end of the national lockdown under Boris Johnson's latest Covid-19 battle plan. The Prime Minister is expected to announce that areas placed under the highest level of restrictions will get rapid testing with military support when the national lockdown ends on December 2. Mr Johnson is expected to tell MPs on Monday: "The selflessness of people in following the rules is making a difference. The virus is not spreading nearly as quickly as it would if we were not washing our hands, maintaining social distance, wearing masks and so on. "And in England, where nationwide measures came into effect at the start of this month, the increase in new cases is flattening off. (Image: PA) "But we are not out of the woods yet. The virus is still present in communities across the country, and remains both far more infectious and far more deadly than seasonal flu. "But with expansion in testing and vaccines edging closer to deployment, the regional tiered system will help get the virus back under control and keep it there." The programme, which will include targeted testing in the highest risk areas, will use lateral flow tests that can produce results in as little as 30 minutes. Read More Related Articles Manchester NHS doctor takes the first jab in new Covid-19 vaccine trial Public Health England director Dr Susan Hopkins has said a pilot scheme in Liverpool detected 700 cases that would not otherwise have been traced in the 10-day period.

. Greater Manchester was placed under Tier 3 restrictions on October 23 prior to going into lockdown. The system, which was first introduced in October, will see some changes (Image: PA) But Downing Street has said a greater number of areas are expected to enter the higher tiers in order to preserve the gains against Covid-19 made during the lockdown. Mr Johnson will also announce a trial of the repeat testing of close contacts of those who test positive for Covid-19 to prevent them from having to isolate. The contacts will get the opportunity to be tested every day for a week and will not have to quarantine unless they test positive. Downing Street said the pilot will begin in Liverpool on Monday. If it is successful, a wider rollout is planned across the NHS and care homes in December before being introduced nationwide from January. The plans are backed by an extra £7 billion, taking the overall funding given to the test and trace scheme this year to £22 billion, No 10 said. Additional testing plans include for all staff working in food manufacturing, prisons and the vaccine programme to be offered weekly testing from next month.

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Manchester news Boris Johnson to pledge major testing scheme for Tier 3 areas Manchester united news


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