Yorkshire news Coronavirus outbreak in North Yorkshire blamed on partying teenagers MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Selby and Scarborough districts have been highlighted as an area of concern over the last week
Breaking News ! A recent outbreak of coronavirus cases in the Selby district stems from a party attended by youngsters after at least one picked up the virus while in Greece, locals have said. The North Yorkshire district saw a noticeable rise in cases over the last couple of weeks, with the rate rising tenfold from 5.5 to 54.1 per 100,000 people within the space of a week at one point. That was brought about by an additional 49 cases being recorded in the district. And last night residents were urged to wear face masks when they leave their homes as extreme rules were introduced. While out in Selby yesterday, a number of business owners and residents stated that there was a large breakout of cases on the August b ank holiday weekend amongst young people that had stemmed from youths who had returned home from Greece with coronavirus. District councillor Dave Brook, whose ward Sherburn in Elmet has been highlighted by the county council as the area in the district that has seen the "steepest rise", has raised concerns. Read More Related Articles 7,000 people in York may wait more than a year for hospital treatment Read More Related Articles Scarborough's William Street Fair cancelled over Covid-19 safety fears Asked if he was aware of where the outbreak had come from, Cllr Brook said: "I'm led to believe it stems from somewhere in the Selby area where there was a party and it had a knock on effect. "I think it would be wrong to point to an individual or group though. I don't want to put the fear of God in to people." While out in the town of Selby, the owner of Lisa's Florist, Lisa Walsh, explained where the outbreak came from. She said: "I heard that someone had come back from Greece and didn't have to self isolate at the time.
. I think they had a bit of a party at home. They will have a had a lot of people."
Others said that the virus was passed among young people during a night out on the August Bank Holiday in Selby and that the young people who then caught it passed it on to others in their homes. Following the rise of cases in the district and the link it had to young people, the Oddfellows Arms pub in Sherburn in Elmet took the decision to stop serving people aged 18 to 25.
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A stark warning has now been issued by North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF), which says that infection rates are going up across the borough but particularly in Scarborough and Selby. The NYLRF, which includes the emergency services, local authorities and the NHS, is issuing a call for people to be vigilant as cases have more than quadrupled over the last fortnight. In Scarborough, plans are being put in place to restrict visits to care homes if required and warnings have been issued that there is evidence of increased community transmission in Whitby. The NYLRF has now said it is reinstating its full emergency mode. On the whole of the Scarborough and Selby districts, people are asked to exercise extra vigilance in maintaining hand hygiene and social distancing, use face coverings when leaving home while circulating infection levels are increasing and to avoid large groupings of over 30 people. Events organisers are asked to re-think any indoor or outdoor events that involve more than 30 people.
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