Coronavirus: Rochdale Introduces New Covid-19 Measures


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Rochdale residents are “strongly urged” to take additional precautions, the council said.

Rochdale has put in place new measures to avoid a local foreclosure, as the city’s public health director warned that the fight against the virus “is not over”.

Residents were asked to wear face covers in stores and limit the number of home visitors to two people.

He follows Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle in the introduction of new measures.

The Rochdale board said it had one of the highest new case rates among the big boards in England during the fortnight to July 12th.

Data for the period released Friday showed that there were 149 confirmed cases in Rochdale, nearly 68 per 100,000 people.

Leicester, which is subject to a localized lockout, was the highest with 237 cases per 100,000 over the same period.

Rochdale Council Director of Public Health Andrea Fallon said, “The fight against the coronavirus is not over.

“Although the lockdowns have been relaxed across the country, we can see from our local data that we must remain vigilant in the face of the threat posed by the disease.

“We have increased the testing and it has shown us that we have to act and ask everyone to help keep our infection rate low.”

The measures will be reviewed in two weeks.

Council chief Allen Brett said, “We must all do our best to keep the virus under control.

“Although we are far from the situation in Leicester, we cannot be complacent and it is vital that everyone does what they can to keep this virus under control. ”

Other recommended precautions include wearing face covers in public as much as possible and keeping the distance of two meters at all times.

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