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MetiNews.Com - A 10pm curfew is being imposed on pubs, bars and restaurants in the North East from tomorrow
Breaking News ! It has recently been announced that local lockdown-style restrictions, which include a ban on socialising with anyone outside your household, are set to be imposed across the North East of England. As the region prepares for stringent rules following their sharp rise in confirmed cases, Leeds and Bradford currently have no plans to follow suit - despite having significantly higher infection rates. North Tyneside, County Durham and Northumberland are all areas which included in the North East's strict new lockdown, but they all have lower rates than Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield. The North East is set to bring in a 10pm curfew which will be imposed on pubs, restaurants and other licensed premises. The current plan is for measures to come into force on Friday to reverse a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases across the region. Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland will all be included. Whilst all of the aforementioned areas have indeed seen rises, none have been as dramatic as the sky-high infection rates in Bradford. New lockdown restrictions will come into force across the North East from midnight (Image: Andy Stenning) The data below, from Public Health England, shows how the latest infection rates in each area of the North East compare with Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 13; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 13; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 6; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 6. Bradford 93.6 (505), 82.8 (447) South Tyneside 93.4 (141), 60.9 (92) Sunderland 82.1 (228), 73.5 (204) Gateshead 81.7 (165), 58.4 (118) Leeds 72.9 (578), 66.1 (524) Newcastle 64.
.2 (155) Sheffield 47.7 (279), 38.1 (223) North Tyneside 46.7 (97), 37.5 (78) County Durham 37.4 (198), 32.4 (172) Northumberland 25.7 (83), 21.1 (68) The figures, for the seven days to September 13, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).
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The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people. Data for the most recent three days (September 14-16) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised. The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on September 16 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
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No official announcement has been made about the plans, and nothing will be confirmed until a statement is issued by the Department for Health and Social Care. The restrictions in the North East are designed to avoid a full local lockdown. The restrictions will include: People will be told not to go on holiday with people from different households Care home visits will be restricted to essential visitors only Residents will be advised to avoid public transport at peak times except for essential journeys, and to avoid car-shares Spectators will be advised not to attend sporting venues
These are on top of the "rule of six" in force nationwide, which allows people to socialise only in groups of six or fewer. The new North East rules will mean the rule of six still applies, but those six people must all come from the same household. It's unclear how measures will be enforced. Last week the Government introduced limited restrictions in Birmingham, barring people from socialising with people from other households in their homes or gardens, enforceable with a £100 fine. It remains to be seen whether there will be fines in the North East.
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