Pubs face new restrictions as Health Secretary warns UK is at a 'perilous moment'

As the country sees coronavirus cases rise, the Government have announced new restrictions on Wigan, Stockport, Leeds and Blackpool.

Restrictions now announced for Wigan Stockport Leeds and Blackpool: People will be banned from mixing with others who are not in their household from midnight on Friday. And will also be advised not to meet up with friends and family in pubs and restaurants.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the Government will be ready. And will take swift and decisive action to curb the spread of the virus. He said in a statement that “We continue to see an acceleration of COVID-19 cases across the country. Especially in the North West and the North East”.

“We are currently seeing much more widespread transmission in the city. And being recognised as an area of concern is an important step in our efforts to control the virus. We are continuing to keep a watching brief on the situation. And this new status will enable us to respond more rapidly and with additional measures should cases rise further and faster.”

 


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