Coronavirus: Warrington to move to level 3 – board leaders say deal done | UK News

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An agreement to place Warrington at Level 3 has been reached, board executives told Sky News.

The deal, which has yet to be confirmed by the government, includes £ 4.2million in financial aid for businesses.

However, it has not yet been decided when the new coronavirus restrictions will go into effect across the northern city, but that could be next Thursday.

Meanwhile, Sky News understands that a decision on whether Nottingham will upgrade to Level 3 will be made tonight.

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Sky correspondent Ali Fortescue said Warrington’s financial package includes £ 1.7million for the app.

Warrington City Council confirmed the move in a statement and said it had negotiated exemptions from Level 3 restrictions that include recreation centers, gyms, fitness centers, beauty salons, hairdressers and trampoline centers. They will remain open, provided they are protected by COVID.

However, betting shops, software gaming centers and casinos will be ordered to close.

Council chief Cllr Russ Bowden said: “As winter approaches, we need to take urgent action to reduce the number of coronavirus cases in our city.

“It was a tough decision, but we need to prioritize the health of our most vulnerable and elderly people, and we also need to protect hospital capacity as much as possible. ”

He added: “While we ideally would have liked a little more financial support, I think we have finally got a really good package that will support our businesses and communities as we continue to do all we can to reduce the number of people. case. ”

Warrington South MP Andy Carter said the decision was “inevitable” given the COVID-19[feminine[feminine infections in the city.

“The weekly rate of cases is 341 per 100,000 inhabitants. Even more worrying, the rate of 195 per 100,000 among those over 60 years of age, about twice the level of the national average. This equates to 717 cases over a seven-day period with a test positivity currently around 12%. Said the Conservative MP.

“With infections being widespread in the community, the impact on healthcare staff and our local NHS is also being felt, service staffing levels at the hospital are under pressure because staff also need to self-isolate.

He said the action was aimed at bringing the spread of the virus “under control”, adding that it would be reviewed in 28 days.

The city, located between Liverpool and Manchester, which has already been moved to the highest coronavirus alert level, is one of many areas being considered for the most difficult measures.

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Notts: ‘Mystifying there are no restrictions’

Discussions continue between the government and the leaders of Nottingham and West Yorkshire.

Sky correspondent Enda Brady said telephone talks between Health Minister Nadine Dorries and politicians in the city of Nottingham and the wider county of Nottinghamshire were underway.

“The city is on the brink, but no final decision has yet been made,” he said.

“The speculation is that Nottingham itself will be heading towards level 3 at some point next week – and they will draw a line around the city with other areas remaining at level 2.”

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It comes as new restrictions are imposed on millions more people, with Greater Manchester moving to the highest alert level, Level 3, and Wales starting its 17-day more ‘firewall’ lockdown. late in the day at 6 p.m.

Coventry, Stoke and Slough will enter Category 2 on Saturday.

Thursday, 21,242 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the UK, as well as 189 deaths among those who had tested positive within 28 days of their death.

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