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MetiNews.Com - Public approval of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has sunk to its lowest level yet, a new poll reveals. Just three out of 10 people think ministers have handled the Covid-19 crisis well, while 63 per cent of Britons believe the Government has handled it badly, according to a poll by YouGov.
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 Public approval of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has sunk to its lowest level yet, a new poll reveals. Just three out of 10 people think ministers have handled the Covid-19 crisis well, while 63 per cent of Britons believe the Government has handled it badly, according to a poll by YouGov. However, the majority of Conservative voters, 58 per cent, continue to believe that Boris Johnson and his team are doing a good job. Meanwhile, 70 per cent of Britons think the coronavirus situation is getting worse, up from 54 per cent last week. Read more North East faces new lockdown as ministers 'plan to ration tests'-LIVE A separate YouGov poll conducted on September 16 found that 49 per cent of Britons believe the public would be more to blame for a second wave, while just 31 per cent felt the blame was more on the Government. The poll shows approval at an all time low (YouGov) It comes as Mr Johnson has warned that the government must be “tough now” in order to “protect” Christmas from being cancelled by a second surge of infections. The PM said people have to be “both confident and cautious” and that it is “crucial” the country does not re-enter “some great lockdown again that stops business from functioning”. Meanwhile lockdown restrictions are to be imposed on parts of the North East following “concerning rates of infection”, the Health Secretary has confirmed. Read more Nearly two million face tougher rules as North East lockdown confirmed Minister says surge in virus cases is down to people going to pubs Rees-Mogg: Stop carping about virus tests.
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Covid-19 cases soar 75% in one week after 18,371 infections recorded
No test slot found in whole of London as fears over rising cases grow
Matt Hancock told MPs in the Commons new measures are needed to tackle increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham.
From Friday, residents in these areas will be banned from socialising with other people outside their own households or support bubble, while food and drink venues will be restricted to table service only.
Leisure and entertainment venues must close between 10pm and 5am.
Test results are at their lowest poitn since mid-June (AFP via Getty Images)
On the Test and Trace front, the proportion of people in England receiving an in-person Covid-19 test result within the Government’s 24-hour target period has hit its lowest point since the middle of June.
Official NHS Test and Trace figures also showed that the weekly number of positive tests in England has risen to its highest level since the system was launched at the end of May.
Some 33.3 per cent of people who were tested for coronavirus in England in the week ending September 9, at a regional site, local site or mobile testing unit – a so-called “in-person” test – received their result within 24 hours.
This is the lowest proportion since the week to June 17, when the figure stood at 31.3 per cent.
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