Coronavirus: Lancashire looks set to be next region under lockdown

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Lancashire will be placed under tighter lockdown measures, it will be announced tomorrow.The measures will affect all areas except parts of Blackpool, Lancashire Live reported.

Areas such as Preston, Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Ribble Valley, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and Rossendale are expected to be affected.

The new restrictions are likely to mirror those that take effect at midnight tonight in the Northeast.

Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland et County Durham seront bientôt sous un verrouillage local.

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Stricter restrictions should come into effect

A 10 p.m. curfew for bars and pubs is due to go into effect at midnight, along with a ban on mixing people with those outside their homes.

In Lancashire, Hyndburn currently has the third worst infection rate in all of England, with 132 new cases per 100,000 population in the seven days leading up to September 13.

Burnley is fifth worst (124.8) while Blackburn and Darwen are sixth (120.2) in the table that no region of the board wants in the lead.



Parts of Lancashire have seen rising rates of coronavirus cases



Efforts to avoid a second lockdown appear not to have worked

Moving weekly rates in Pendle and Rossendale are currently 71.7 and 96.5, respectively.

Some local leaders have expressed opposition to the changes.

Neil Shaw, chief executive of Rossendale Borough Council, took to social media to confirm that the council is fighting the new lockdown restrictions in the district.

Mr Shaw said: “To be clear, no Rossendale executive has called for the introduction of stricter restrictions.

“The government can impose them at some point, but we explain why they shouldn’t.

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