Ebene News – GB – Covid: ‘Worrisome increase’ in cases places Liverpool City region at level 3

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All Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St Helens will be upgraded to the next level of restrictions from midnight

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At level three, households cannot mix indoors apart from support bubbles and a maximum of six can meet in parks and public gardens

Restaurants are reserved for take-out and drive-thru only, but shops, recreation centers and hairdressers remain open

Liverpool grabbed the headlines when they were chosen to pilot mass tests in early November following the surge in cases in October which saw the city among the highest coronavirus death rates

30-minute lateral flow tests detected 1,300 infections in people without symptoms in a population of around half a million

Health Secretary Matt Hancock later said the drop in cases was “remarkable”, but cases have since started to rise again

Wirral currently has the highest case rate of any authority in the city region, with 220 cases per 100,000 population

Council chief Jan Williamson said increasing restrictions were “not unexpected and the right answer given our growing numbers”

“I urge you that if you are planning celebrations tomorrow night, do so safely and within restrictions, which means there is no household mix”

Data from December 24 shows Halton had 2,094 cases per 100,000, with Liverpool and Knowsley just behind at 2,082 and 2,053 respectively

M Rotheram said: “Being placed at level three is something neither of us wanted, but I hope these new measures will help slow down and quickly contain the spread of the virus.”

“We are again facing difficult weeks, if not months, but together I know that we will overcome this”

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Buyers Club bar and restaurant in Liverpool apologized to those who had booked and tweeted their lack of surprise, saying: “So here we are again”

Patrons of another of the town’s bars, Berry and Rye, which is currently closed, said the timing of the announcement showed “a quite remarkable lack of consideration for business”

The change also means sports fans will once again be excluded from matches, with Everton’s home against West Ham on Friday night being the first to be affected

The club tweeted: “We will not be able to welcome fans to Goodison until further notice, including Friday’s game with West Ham”

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The update comes as more parts of England come under level four rules and the Oxford vaccine is approved

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Ebene News – GB – Covid: “Worrisome increase” in cases brings Liverpool City region to level 3

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