As the new Covid-19 variant becomes more powerful, harsher Covid restrictions are implemented on millions of people in United Kingdom.
Around 6 million confirm Covid-19 cases are recorded in the East and South-east of England. England is entered into the highest level of this deadly virus which means the strictest order about the complete shutdown in the United Kingdom. Officially it is announced that after Christmas, UK has crossed 70,000 deaths of corona patients on holiday. The strict tier-4 lockdown has also started in Ireland and Northland. After spending an eased Christmas day, Covid measures have been imposed on Wales too.
The harsher Covid-19 restrictions mean the complete shutdown of all unnecessary shops such as hairdressers, gyms, and swimming pools. These new tough rules of Covid have been applied to 24 million people of England in the last 24 hours (about 50% population of the England).
France has closed its borders to the UK due to the quick spreading of this deadly virus. This is the reason the work in Kent will be continued at Lorries for few more days. Borders are reopened but under the strictest rules, it is compulsory for every driver to submit its negative corona test report. Department of Transport has warned everyone on Saturday evening and said: “there is still a long line of queues”.
On Saturday evening, the Secretary of the Department of Transport said, “almost 15,000 tests of Coronavirus had been taken and 36 were reported positive.” In an interview with BBC, Prof Devi Sridhar (Chairwoman of Public Global Health, University of Edinburgh) said, “Soon all England will be closed because of tier-4 lockdown.” In a meeting, she said, “it will be beneficial for the Government to stay honest with the Covid situation and tell them the situation is quite critical. It will be better for them to plan next few weeks and understand what is coming their way.” She further added that “if Government wants to control the rising number of Covid patients then they need to be preceding tier-4 lockdown.”
Areas of England under Impact of Covid-19
Currently, 40% population of England is under the strict tiered system of lockdown. Most of the areas are facing tier-4 and tier 3 lockdown restrictions.
The whole population of Sussex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Waverley (Surrey), and Hampshire (except New Forest) are harsher restrictions of Tier-four lockdown.
Tier-four restrictions include the strictest rules. it is the first time in many decades that shops and City centres have been closed in England on Boxing Day and usually, it is considered as the biggest sale time of the year.
The New Forest, Northamptonshire, Warrington, Somerset, Bristol, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, and as well as the Isle of Wight have been moved to tier-three lockdown from two.
At the same time, Herefordshire and Cornwall are under the restrictions of tier-two lockdown.
Current Situations of Covid-19 in England
Northland Ireland is now experiencing the six-week lockdown from now on. The first week of this lockdown will end on 2nd January and it has the strictest restrictions that mean no sports activities and all essential shops will be closed by 20:00 GMT.
People are prohibited to do any meeting (either it is indoor or outdoor) between 20:00GMT to 06:00GMT.
Scotland is experiencing a different tiered system. Toughest restrictions of Tier-four lockdown have been implemented for three weeks all-across Scotland. Meanwhile, the Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland, and some other island communities are still experiencing tier-three lockdown.
Government officials have called out NI police and give them special permissions. Now NI police have enforceable power to tell anyone who is hanging around without any reason to go home unless a person has a very strong reason to stay out such as caring responsibilities, labour, and medical condition.
On Saturday, the United Kingdom Government has confirmed a new 34,693 confirm positive corona cases in Scotland & England. Meanwhile, more220 people had died due to severe corona case within 28 days in England.
The Government officials of the England has said: “there was a change in services for holidays, new confirm deaths in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, and Wales will be announced within a day or two.”
More Contagious Covid-19 Variant
In France, Europe, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, and Spain have reported the cases of the more transmittable variant of Coronavirus that was already identified in the UK.
France has confirmed one case of a new coronavirus variant (basically the person was from Switzerland). The government of Spain has confirmed three new variant Covid-19 corona cases. All three cases are linked to a man who came from the United Kingdom a few days ago. Scotland has confirmed three cases related to the new corona variant and two of the men were from the UK.
The health agency of Sweden has also confirmed that there was a passenger from the UK who was ill but now self-isolating under strict care.
The new variant of Covid-19 has the most terrible appearance in England and now it has travelled around dozens of countries in the world.
Queen delivered a very heartwarming message of faith to the country. Queen praised the people of the country on Christmas day and complements the “Indomitable spirit” of those who are fighting with this pandemic bravely.
Queen said, “People only want an encouraging hug and cheering handshake from their loved ones on Christmas Eve.” She further added that “there is always a ray of hope even in the darkest nights.”
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