Fears of covidies reach 50,000 per day, and 17 Berkshire schools have self-isolated students – updates


A stern warning has been issued from chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, who has said there could be 50,000 new cases per day.He issued the terrible warning that the outlook could be in mid-October if left unchecked.

It comes as schools in Slough and Newbury are the last to take precautions after positive cases of the coronavirus.

In the rest of Berkshire, 29 new cases were confirmed yesterday.

New figures show coronavirus cases have increased dramatically in Slough, which saw 12 of the new cases in the 24-hour period.

Thames Valley Police also revealed that some officers had contracted the virus and the council was working with health officials to deal with the outbreak.

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While a Berkshire council has revealed it plans to spend £ 120,000 on testing for key workers.

The rise follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a series of new measures to try to curb the spread of the virus, including forcing pubs to close at 10 p.m.

Other rules again include people encouraged to work from home, people working in retail and indoor hospitality must now wear masks and reducing the number of people at weddings and funerals.

And there was bad news for Reading FC fans as the planned reopening of sporting events will no longer take place at the beginning of October.

The penalties for non-obedience are now higher as failure to wear a mask or violate the rule of six will result in a fine of £ 200 for a first offense.

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