Coronavirus makes morning headlines as lockdown is tightened in UK city and bubbles announced for Wales (Tuesday, June 30)

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Here’s a summary of the latest news in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday June 30. Follow updates on the global coronavirus pandemic on our live blog and subscribe to our email newsletter alerts by going here.

Confirmed cases worldwide: 10,412,345

Confirmed deaths: 508,228

Confirmed recoveries / discharges: 5,668,668.


In Wales, the number of people who have died from coronavirus has increased by Three.

Public Health Wales on Monday June 29 confirmed that the total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic has now reached 1.507.

But since it can take two or three days for death reports to reach the confidence of the NHS, not all newly reported deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, PHW said the number of laboratory-confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Wales has increased by 116 to bring the total to 15,717.

Tighter restrictions imposed on Leicester due to virus outbreak

Tighter restrictions are coming into effect in Leicester following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the city.

Non-essential stores will be closed from today, the day Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to focus on the recovery from the pandemic with a multi-billion pound “new deal” for infrastructure projects.

The increase in the number of cases in the city of the East Midlands – 10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week – means that the planned relaxation of restrictions will not take place on Saturday, people having been not recommended for any trip except essential.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the seven-day infection rate in Leicester over 135 days was 135 cases per 100,000 people, three times that of the highest city.

Although the exact affected area should not be clarified until later today, Hancock said Leicester and the surrounding area, including Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield, would be included.

Hancock said the measures would be kept under review and would not stay in place “longer than necessary,” adding, “We will examine whether we can publish one of the measures in two weeks.”

He said in the House of Commons: “These actions are also deeply in the national interest because it is in the interest of all that we control the virus as locally as possible.

“Local action like this is an important tool in our arsenal to deal with epidemics while we get the country back on its feet. “

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Boris Johnson’s New Deal is a nod to Roosevelt’s America

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a multi-billion pound “new deal” for infrastructure projects to boost the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister will use keynote speech in the West Midlands today to say his message is “build, build, build” as the UK emerges from the lockdown after the Covid-19 pandemic and the government has the intends to spend £ 5 billion “speeding up infrastructure projects”.

He should say, “This is a government that is fully committed not only to defeating the coronavirus, but to using this crisis to finally tackle the great unresolved challenges of this country in the past three decades. ”

The program will seek to emulate the New Deal of former US President Franklin D Roosevelt of 1933, which helped America rebuild after the Great Depression.

Roosevelt’s New Deal brought to life the concept of a government-regulated economy with substantial and immediate economic relief, as well as sweeping industrial reform.

The first years of the New Deal focused on reviving the decimated commercial and agricultural sectors of the country.

Its initial objective was to support the massive number of unemployed people in the country, alleviate their suffering through short-term government assistance and to provide mass jobs through construction projects.

Perhaps the most important New Deal measures, social security, were implemented in 1935 and 1939.

These systems provided public support to pensioners and widows, as well as unemployment benefits and disability insurance.

Bubbles announcement for Wales

The Welsh government has announced that from July 6 it will allow households to form bubbles of support.

This is the news that many families have been waiting for, as it will finally allow them to meet a loved one inside and nudge them, or even stay overnight if they wish.

Although a relaxation from previous rules, the new Welsh government guidelines are still restrictive.

Find out here how the new extended rules on household / social bubbles will affect you.

What was life like on the first day of back to school for three months

Thousands of children returned to school yesterday, many of them for the first time since March.

We hope that all students will be able to “register, catch up and prepare” in the next three to four weeks before the September term.

With strict social distancing measures and a limited number at a time, the classrooms looked very different.




A principal said the teachers were “excited” but had “a degree of anxiety and apprehension” when the students returned.

Schools were open throughout the closure, but only for students classified as vulnerable and for children of key workers.

Take a look here at what happened yesterday at a primary school in Cardiff, where students and teachers said it was “nice” to be back.

Field hospital welcomes first patients

A field hospital in Carmarthen at the height of the coronavirus epidemic received its first patients.

Ysbyty Enfys Caerfyrddin, who is based at Carmarthen Leisure Center, was transferred to the NHS in April to become one of the four field hospitals in Carmarthenshire – along with the sites of Llanelli Parc y Scarlets, the Selwyn Samuel Center and the Llanelli Leisure Center .

The Carmarthen-based hospital has become the first of these field hospitals to receive patients, although they are not patients diagnosed with a coronavirus.

Rather, it is a decision that will help free up some of the capacity of Glangwili Hospital on the other side of town, with the Hywel Dda University Health Board explaining that the establishment of Carmarthen Leisure Center was their preferred choice for open to patients because it is “geographically central” to more residents than other sites.

Pubs in England Splitting the Welsh border

Drinkers from a town on the English and Welsh border will be able to return to the pub this weekend – but only at one end of the main street.

In Saltney, which is partly in Flintshire, north Wales, and partly in Cheshire, England, only one of the city’s four pubs will be allowed to reopen on Saturday while the rest will remain closed during under Welsh government regulations.

The Brewery Arms, which is separated from Wales by a railroad bridge, is preparing to welcome bettors with social distancing, but the twin pub the Corner Pin, about half a mile from High Street, does has no reopening date.

The Anchor Hotel, which is right next to the plot of land along the border, has also just missed opening for business.

Paul Gabbutt, Regional Director of Winwick Taverns, which runs both the Brewery Arms and the Corner Pin, said, “The two pubs are about half a mile from each other, but we still don’t no indication of how the Corner Pin will reopen and we are not doing it ”I do not know a date.

“At Brewery Arms, we conducted risk assessments and online staff training, and brought it into compliance so that we could reopen.

“It makes no sense, you can walk from pub to pub. ”

Pubs across the UK called for the latest orders on March 20 as the country locked out amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the go-ahead to establishments in England to reopen on Saturday, Welsh Prime Minister Mark Drakeford has yet to announce when the pints can be served again.

Backlogs could take 10 years to disappear

An increase in the backlog of court cases could take up to 10 years to disappear, a report warned, as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is praised for handling the Covid-19 crisis so far.

Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) conducted an inspection to see how the CPS had handled the pandemic after the imposition of lockdowns in March.

In a report released today, he warned that there were challenges ahead with the backlog of cases increasing daily, with some estimates indicating that it could take up to a decade.

He estimates that the backlog of court trials magistr increased by 32% between early March and early May, from 12,100 to 16,000.

At Crown Court, the estimated increase is 43% from 17,400 to 24,900 over the same period.

At the end of May, the increase in arrears was 41% in court magistrates and 53% in Crown Court.

The report states: “The hearing and the capacity of courtrooms with social distancing requirements will not reduce the existing backlog.

“Some estimates show that the current scale of the backlog increase would take 10 years to disappear at pre-pandemic rates. “

Greece extends ban to Britons flying there

People’s vacation plans came to a head after Greece banned the British from spending their holidays until July 15.

Earlier, the Greek government announced that it would resume flights between the two countries on June 15.

However, the authorities later overturned the decision and delayed the reopening until July 1.




The Mirror reports that Greece has extended its ban on flights from the United Kingdom until July 15.

Flights will remain limited even after Greece reopened its borders to international visitors tomorrow (Wednesday), sources told the Athens news agency.

The policy was approved at a meeting of government officials chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

He is quoted as saying, “The whole opening process is dynamic and the data will be continuously evaluated. ”

Tui, the largest British tour operator, was to serve four Greek islands when it resumed operations for British customers on July 11.

US state cancels openings after spike in cases

The Republican Governor of Arizona closed bars, cinemas, gymnasiums and water parks on Monday amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases across the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of several states have ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic reversal.

Among those implementing the face-covering orders is the city of Jacksonville, Florida, where the disgusting masked president Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August.

Trump has refused to wear a mask during visits to states and companies that need it.

The Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s order came into effect immediately and will last at least 30 days.

Ducey also ordered public schools to delay the start of classes until at least August 17.

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