British Coronavirus Live: Officials Tackle Over 100 Epidemics A Week, Says Hancock | News from the world


Hello and welcome to the Guardian liveblog in the UK.Public health officials are taking action to suppress more than 100 coronavirus epidemics in the UK each week, the health secretary Matt Hancock said.

In the Telegraph, Hancock said that officials were finding more cases of coronavirus due to increased testing. He added:

“The result is that we can further lift the lockout and take targeted action. Every week, over a hundred local actions are taken across the country – some of them will be in the news, but many others are dealt with quickly and silently.”This is largely due to the incredible efforts of local authorities – all of which have intensified and published their local outbreak plans in accordance with the end of June deadline. “

His comments came after 73 workers from a Herefordshire farm tested positive for Covid-19.

Approximately 200 workers from the vegetable farm and the packaging company, which supplies Sainsbury’s, Asda, M&S and Aldi, were ordered to isolate the property after the outbreak.

Later in the day, the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, will release further details on the future of immigration to the UK from 1 January 2021, when the UK leaves the European Union single market and customs union.

Under this system, British borders will be closed to so-called unskilled workers and applicants will have to show a better understanding of English.

Applicants must also have a job offer with a minimum wage of £ 25,600 per year, with a few exceptions. But the most important change is the end of freedom of movement for EU nationals, who will be treated equally on arrivals from outside the block.

Citizens and businesses will also have to expect big and costly changes L’Europe  from 1 January, with warnings regarding passports, travel insurance, mobile data charges and travel with pets.

This is due to the fact that business leaders have said that only one in four businesses is willing to Great Britainfull departure from the European Union in five months.


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