- The Liverpool city region should be placed under level 3 restrictions that would likely see bars and other places closed. Steve Rotheram, mayor of the North West England region, tweeted, “No deal has yet been reached with the government”.
- Britain’s Night Time Industries Association told Reuters its lawsuit was aimed at ending the toughest measures.
- “A judicial review would argue that there is no evidence to support that hospitality facilities contributed to the spread” of COVID-19, reports the Financial Times.
The big picture: Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said in a statement on Sunday that “we are at a tipping point similar to where we were in March”.
- Van-Tam noted that “about 224,000 people have the virus – up from 116,000 last week” and that hospital admissions for COVID-19 are on the rise again, “as are intensive care admissions” .
Although the epidemic has picked up in young adult age groups in recent weeks, there is clear evidence of a gradual spread to older age groups in the most affected areas. Unfortunately, just as night follows day, the increase in deaths will now follow in the coming weeks. ”