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MetiNews.Com - Town hall leaders have warned that it is becoming "unmanageable" to enforce social distancing measures on beaches as hundreds of thousands of sunseekers flock to the coast. The coastguard recorded its busiest day in more than four years yesterday with 329 callouts across the UK, with further crowds expected on beaches today.
Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Town hall leaders have warned that it is becoming "unmanageable" to enforce social distancing measures on beaches as hundreds of thousands of sunseekers flock to the coast. The coastguard recorded its busiest day in more than four years yesterday with 329 callouts across the UK, with further crowds expected on beaches today. It comes after a wave of new coronavirus infections prompted Boris Johnson to reimpose lockdown restrictions in some areas of north west England, and postpone the reopening of certain businesses including bowling alleys and casinos. Meanwhile, the UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 74, bringing the total number of fatalities to 46,193 as of 5pm on Friday. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been more than 56,400 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. Follow our live updates here... Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2020-08-01T16:19:00.483Z Protesters against coronavirus restrictions have gathered in Berlin for a demonstration titled The End Of The Pandemic — Freedom Day.It comes amid increasing concern about an upturn in infections in Germany.A crowd of people whistling and cheering, and with few masks in sight, marched from the Brandenburg Gate on Saturday ahead of a rally on a wide boulevard that runs through the city’s Tiergarten park.Protesters held up homemade placards featuring slogans that included “Corona, false alarm”, “We are being forced to wear a muzzle” and “Natural defence instead of vaccination”.Some chanted: “We’re here and we’re loud, because we are being robbed of our freedom.”Police estimated that about 17,000 people turned out.Demonstrations against restrictions this year have drawn a variety of people, including some conspiracy theorists and right-wing populists. 2020-08-01T16:18:07.653Z Coronavirus cases rise by 18 as shielding paused in ScotlandA total of 18 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland in the past 24 hours.The figures come as shielding rules put in place to protect 180,000 Scots most vulnerable to the disease are paused.The 18 positive cases represent 0.5% of all newly tested individuals, the Scottish Government said.No new deaths have been recorded among people who tested positive for the virus, meaning the total under this measurement remains at 2,491.It has now been 16 days since someone died in Scotland after a positive test for coronavirus.Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch urged people to help those no longer shielding to feel safe.Posting a tweet to the new shielding advice, he said: “Today is a very important day on the routemap out of lockdown. Shielding is paused.“Around 180k people can now follow the same rules as the rest of us. Please help them feel safe.”On Friday, the Scottish Government announced 30 new cases of coronavirus, the highest figure for eight weeks. 2020-08-01T16:01:53.853Z Mexico virus death toll world’s third highest as storm could hinder US responseMexico now has the third most Covid-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus.Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites even as Florida reached a new daily high in deaths, and other states in the path of the storm prepared emergency shelters that comply with social-distancing measures.“We had to put safety first,” Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez said on Friday.Meanwhile, Mexican health officials on Friday reported 688 new deaths, pushing the country’s confirmed total to over 46,600. That put Mexico just ahead of the UK, which has more than 46,100, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University.Some countries are seeing hopeful signs: China reported a more than 50% drop in newly confirmed cases in a possible indication that its latest major outbreak in the north-western region of Xinjiang may have run its course.However, in Hong Kong and elsewhere, infections continue to surge.Hong Kong reported more than 100 new cases as of Saturday among the population of 7.5 million. Officials have reimposed dining restrictions and mask requirements.Tokyo on Saturday saw its third day straight of record case numbers, the metropolitan government said.Nationwide, Japan’s daily count of cases totalled a record 1,579 people on Friday, the health ministry said. The growing numbers have alarmed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as other regional leaders.And Vietnam, a former success story, is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in its most famous beach resort.A third person died there of coronavirus complications, officials said on Saturday, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it wrestles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with no local cases.All three died in a hospital in Da Nang, a hot spot with more than 100 cases in the past week. Advertisement 2020-08-01T15:36:31.276Z Just in..
.UK virus death toll in hospitals rises by 74, bringing total to 46,193A further 74 people have died after testing postive for coronavirus, the lastest Government figures show. A total of 46,193 people have now died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Friday. But separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been more than 56,400 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
More than 46,000 have died from coronavirus across all settings, Government announce: As of Friday 5pm 46,193 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, the Government said. This is up by 74 from the day before.Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been more than 56,400 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The Government also said that in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 771 lab-confirmed cases. Overall, a total of 303,952 cases have been confirmed.
Four more people have died in England:A further four people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,342, NHS England said.Patients were aged between 78 and 84 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.Another five deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.
Balham restaurant Tagine recruits 12 cuddly toy bears to enforce social distancing:(PA)A restaurant in south London has engaged the services of 12 large toy bears to help enforce social distancing measures for diners.(PA)Moroccan eatery Tagine, which serves north African cuisine in Balham, reopened on July 4 after closing for months during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more here
Thousands march in German capital to protest coronavirus restrictions:(AFP via Getty Image)Thousands took to the streets of Berlin in protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemicAround 15,000 people marched around the capital on Saturday including self-described libertarians, constitutional loyalists and sceptics of the science behind policies to fight the pandemic.Read more here
Two Covid-19 deaths in Wales:Public Health Wales said a further two people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 1,562.The number of cases in Wales increased by 21, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17,279.
More coronavirus cases recorded in Scotland:There have been 18 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours, the latest figures show.These cases represent 0.5 per cent of newly tested individuals, the Scottish Government said.There were 260 people in hospital with Covid-19 and three in intensive care.No new deaths have been recorded among people who tested positive for the virus, meaning the total under this measurement remains at 2,491.
Coastguard sees busiest day for more than four years as UK records its third-hottest day everAs hundreds of thousands of sun seekers flock to beaches across the country, town hall bosses have expressed fears about how day trippers can maintain social distancing measures
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Poland reports record coronavirus cases for the third day in a row:Poland reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row on Saturday with 658, the Health Ministry said.More than 200 cases were reported in the Silesia mining region in southern Poland, which has been grappling with an outbreak among miners. The ministry also reported five new deaths.Poland has reported a total of 46,346 coronavirus cases and 1,721 fatalities.The prime minister this week did not rule out tightening some restrictions if the situation worsens. Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said on Saturday that curbs may be imposed on weddings, which have become a source of many infections in recent weeks.
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Young people saw most infections but could 'spill' over to other demographics:Sage’s Professor Graham Medley said the rise in coronavirus infections appeared to be among younger people but warned there was a danger it could “spill” over into other parts of the population.The chairman of the Sage sub-group on pandemic modelling told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:“The age distribution of infections has changed, it has moved down into younger age groups and so it is likely we won’t see that increase in hospital admissions related to infection in the same way we did in March."But the big fear is the virus just gets out of control and we end up in a situation where there is so much virus that it inevitably spills out into all sections of the population.”Prof Medley said the increased lockdown measures in areas across the north-west of England were “highly unlikely” to be the “last intervention that has to be done regionally”.“I fully expect that there will have to be other interventions at other times but what the interventions are, really depends on what happens,” he added.
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