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Breaking News ! More than 100 schools in Greater Manchester have recorded cases of coronavirus. This means that hundreds more children have been told to self-isolate following confirmed cases at their schools. At some high schools, hundreds of pupils are being affected as whole year bubbles are sent home following a positive test while others are only seeing close contacts affected. The Manchester Evening News reported on Tuesday evening that 110 schools have confirm Covid-19 cases across our region - up by 19 on the day before. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here Many teachers and pupils saying they're struggling to access tests, which is causing even further disruption and delay, as the testing chaos continues. As infection rates continue to rise across much of the region, the attempts to access tests are getting more regular, and more frustrating. Thousands of people across our region, and in coronavirus hotspots, are facing long waits or even long journeys with some being offered tests in Telford or Inverness. It even lead to Royal Bolton Hospital issuing a desperate plea for people to stop turning up at A&E hoping to get a coronavirus test. Boris Johnson is also set to face a grilling from senior MPs amid a warning that the "failure" of the test and trace system is placing "huge pressure" on the health service. Scroll down for latest updates throughout the day....Key EventsThe schools with confirmed positive Covid cases in Greater Manchester07:2707:44Eat Out to Help Out scheme sees inflation fall to near-five year lowLast month’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme and the Government’s VAT cut helped push UK inflation to its lowest level for nearly five years in August, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the Consumer Prices Index tumbled from 1% in July to 0.
.Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s popular Eat Out to Help Out discount last month to encourage people to eat out again after lockdown was the biggest driver in pushing down the rise in the cost of living by slashing prices in restaurants and cafes.Rishi Sunak originally launched the scheme in AugustThe ONS also said the cut to value added tax (VAT) on hospitality and tourism from 20% to 5% helped lower inflation.It added that air fares fell in August for the first time on record as the pandemic saw more Britons holiday in the UK this summer.There are also talks of there being a winter version of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme following its success.A government minister told MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday that the idea is being kept ‘under review’. 07:34Government to prioritise who gets Covid-19 testsCoronavirus tests in England will be rationed on a priority basis due to soaring demand amid warnings that the country faces a tough six months in the battle with Covid-19.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in the Commons on Tuesday that there would be “prioritisation” of tests for people with acute clinical need and those in social care settings as he acknowledged “operational challenges” in the system.Mr Hancock said an updated prioritisation list would set out who will be at the front of the queue as many scramble to book a test. He also admitted that it might be “a matter of weeks” before the testing problems are resolved. 07:27KEY EVENTThe schools with confirmed positive Covid cases in Greater ManchesterThousands of schoolchildren across the region - and their parents - are self-isolating following positive coronavirus tests. As of Tuesday evening, 110 schools in Greater Manchester had confirmed coronavirus cases.This is up by 19 on Monday’s figure.The latest list includes:Co-op Academy Walkden - (SEND pupils from The Hive)Oasis Academy Oldham - (Year 10 and Year 11)Falinge Park High School, Rochdale - (some Year 7s)Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle Hulme - (Year 12 and Year 13)The Hathershaw College, Oldham - (Bubbles from Year 7 and Year 9)Oulder Hill Community School, Rochdale - (Close contacts of Year 8)Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton - (Year 9)Fairfield High School for Girls, Droylsden, Tameside - (Close contacts of Year 11)St John Fisher Catholic High, Wigan - (Year 11)Norden Community Primary School, Rochdale - (Nursery, Reception and Year 5)Pinfold Primary School, Tameside - (Year 4 and Year 5)St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School, Wythenshawe - (One Reception class)Corpus Christi RC Primary School, Oldham - (Year 1)Broadstone Hall Primary, Stockport - (One class from Year 3 and one class from Year 6)Twelve Apostles RC Primary, Leigh - (Year 3 and Year 4)Waterloo Primary School, Ashton, Tameside - (Two classes in Year 4 bubble)Old Trafford Community Academy, Old TraffordChorley New Road Primary, Bolton - (Year 5 and Year 6)Tonge Moor Primary Academy, Bolton - (Year 2) The full list of schools in our region to have confirmed coronavirus cases can be found here.
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