British coronavirus is live as thousands sign petition to exit Liverpool City Tier 3 area


Latest coronavirus updates as the Liverpool City area is expected to be joined by Greater Manchester at Level 3 with talks underway after the government deadline at noon.Thousands of Halton residents have signed a petition urging the government to remove the borough from Level 3 restrictions on the Liverpool City area.

The petition argues that Halton and the wider Runcorn region are part of Cheshire, not Liverpool.

He asks: “Take us out of the Liverpool city area and put us in medium containment for us.” ”

The number of recorded weekly coronavirus deaths has risen beyond 400 and increased by a third in the space of seven days, official figures show.

Some 438 deaths mentioning a ‘new coronavirus’ were recorded in England and Wales during the week ending October 9, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Coronavirus deaths increased by a quarter in the Liverpool city area in the first full week of October.

A total of 51 people died from Covid-19 in the region in the week leading up to October 9.

The North West of England recorded 153 deaths involving Covid-19 in the week ending October 9 – the highest number in the region since the week ending June 12, according to the ONS.

Today, Tuesday October 20 is the seventh day of tighter Level 3 restrictions placed on the Liverpool City area.

This means that pubs, bars, gyms, betting shops and casinos are now closed in Liverpool, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Halton for the foreseeable future and are intermingling with other now illegal households.

The bosses of Reckitt Benckiser (RB), which makes Durex say that they have seen a drop in certain sectors, notably condoms and sex products, with social distancing having an impact on sales.

Hygiene advanced the fastest – up 12.4% to £ 1.49 billion. Sales of health products rose 6.9% to 1.22 billion pounds, but nutrition fell 1.8% to 806 million pounds.

But the high use of cleaning products and disinfectants during the coronavirus pandemic is here to stay, according to the maker of Dettol.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick warned civic leaders in Greater Manchester on Monday evening that they had until noon Tuesday to strike a deal or face unilateral government action.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said it was ‘provocative’ of the government to tell local leaders they had until noon Tuesday to agree to Level 3 restrictions or face action unilateral government.

But he said he would not “break the law” if the government subjected the region to level 3 coronavirus measures.

However, Jenrick said after 10 days of negotiations that failed to reach a deal, the deteriorating situation in the region meant the government had no choice but to act.

The Labor Party said it would force a parliamentary vote on extending free school meals to eligible children after the government refused to extend the program until the October midterm break.

Labor gave the government 72 hours on Saturday to extend the initiative – the subject of a campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford – or face a vote.

Downing Street having announced that it will not extend the program during the holidays, the Labor Party said it would call a vote in Parliament on Tuesday, led by MP Angela Rayner.

Unpaid caregivers are “on the brink” and worry about how they will cope with further restrictions or lockdowns, a charity has said.

More than three-quarters (78%) of caregivers say the needs of the person they are caring for have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Carers UK.

Its survey, conducted of 5,904 caregivers in September, found that 80% are providing more care than they were before the lockdown, and two-thirds (67%) are worried about how they will cope other local lockouts or restrictions.

The added burden has left three-quarters exhausted and exhausted, with 64% having deteriorating mental health and 58% seeing their physical health affected.

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